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Today we celebrate Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas—the landmark case litigated by @NAACP_LDF lawyers on behalf of brave Black families that had the courage to challenge one of the most invidious forms of structural racism in our country: state-sponsored segregation.
#BrownvBoard consisted of 5 consolidated cases from Topeka, KS; Wilmington, Delaware; Summerton, South Carolina; Farmville, Virginia; & the District of Columbia & was part of a strategic legal campaign that began w/ challenges to segregation in higher ed.…
Thurgood Marshall, Constance Baker Motley, Jack Greenberg, Robert Carter, George Hayes, James M. Nabrit & others were principles in mounting this historic legal challenge when the odds seemed insurmountable. But, they saw a way-as we must see one today.

Happy 68th #BrownvBoard!
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To mark the 67th anniversary of the #BrownvBoard decision, we're live with @TeensTakeCharge and civil rights activist @LeonaTate!

Special message: Yara Shahidi
Opening remarks: @SecCardona
Moderated by: @JNelsonLDF

Join us!
"Brown rejected 'separate but equal,' but the work to achieve true, lasting equity is far from over." --@SecCardona #BrownvBoard
"Brown represents the triumph of the rule of law over injustice, the triumph of brilliant lawyers and courageous clients over the systemic racism that is designed to keep them as second-class citizens...In many ways, it represents American democracy at its most noble moment."
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Today’s anniversary of #BrownvBoard reminds me how, in present day, we have lots of people across the board pontificating and elevating black teachers while simultaneously never actually talking to current day black teachers.

That includes people underpaying us for our work.
Too many people who want in on teacher diversity conversations will be the first in line to critique and tear down those of us who speak up about the conditions we’re in.

Be wary of folks who invite you on the table for the express purpose of putting you on the menu.
This includes people of color, too.

The same derision of black educators in the 20th century continues to this day, in some cases from people who should know better.

Doing this work with substantive classroom experience matters here. Full stop.
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67 years ago, the #BrownvBoard decision completely transformed America. Litigated by LDF’s brilliant legal team that included Thurgood Marshall and Constance Baker Motley, this victory paved the way for the desegregation of American society. We owe so much to Brown. #OTD
The #BrownvBoard legal team featured civil rights heavyweights Thurgood Marshall and Constance Baker Motley. Each attorney on the case brought a unique background, but their shared determination was a unifying force. Learn more about their work.…
The testimonies and research of social scientists played a key role in the legal strategy behind Brown. Kenneth and Mamie Clark’s “Doll Test” was only part of Dr. Clark’s testimony in Brown, but it was incredibly influential.…
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54 years ago, Constance Baker Motley was appointed to the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, marking the first time in history a Black woman was appointed to the federal bench. #OTD
Before Motley’s appointment to the federal bench, she was an attorney at the @NAACP_LDF where she led LDF’s education docket. Often risking her own safety, she ventured into the deepest parts of the South to work on school desegregation cases.
Constance Baker Motley played a pivotal role in the landmark #BrownvBoard case and her work to desegregate college campuses led her to become the first Black woman to argue before #SCOTUS.
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Today marks the 66th Anniversary of the Brown v. Board Supreme Court decision declaring racial segregation unconstitutional. The case combined five cases but the very 1st case was Briggs v. Elliot a case challenging school segregation practices in Summerton, SC. #BrownvBoard
The families involved suffered tremendously. Their lives and livelihoods were threatened. Nonetheless, they persisted.

One of my greatest joys working for @WhipClyburn was helping to write the law & design the congressional gold medal to honor these patriots. #BrownvBoard Image
We’ve made progress but there are many inequities like funding and broadband access that we have yet to tackle! Time to roll up our sleeves and get to it! #BrownvBoard
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LDF's seminal case #BrownvBoard not only desegregated schools, it “began the end of legal apartheid in this country...& gave America its very identity as a world class democracy.”

--Current President and Director-Counsel @Sifill_LDF

We can not allow Brown to be minimized.
Last year, @Sifill_LDF addressed #BrownvBoard marchers echoing the message that #MLKJr delivered just 3 years after the landmark decision:

“‘Give us the ballot!’

And when we get the ballot we must use it to the fullest.”
66 years later, @NAACP_LDF continues the work of founder Thurgood Marshall, tirelessly dismantling racial segregation that persists to today--and we will not stop.

Thank you for standing with us & joining in today's rally cry.

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#tdih 1954 Decades of strategic planning and brave actions by students, teachers, principals, lawyers, and community members led to the historic SCOTUS #BrownvBoard ruling. See just a few of countless stories in thread below.…
The Brown v. Board ruling had a long history. For example, in 1848, African American Benjamin Roberts filed the first school desegregation suit after his daughter Sarah was barred from a "white school" in Boston, Massachusetts.…
#BrownvBoard Chinese American families in the Mississippi Delta petitioned against school segregation all the way to the Supreme Court. They lost in 1927 in Lum v. Rice. #AAPIHM…
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#BrownvBoard did not only have the effect of integrating schools,"it hit the reset button on American democracy."

Watch LDF President and Director-Counsel @Sifill_LDF explain the reach of this seminal case:
Today, standing upon the legacy of #BrownvBoard, @NAACP_LDF continues to fight the uphill battle of upholding the rule of law & imagining a democracy that works for everyone.
Right now, in light of #COVID19, this means:

✔️Nationwide access to mail-in ballots & safe in-person voting
✔️Equitable distance education that keeps students on-track
✔️Preventing a Black undercount in the #2020Census

Learn more about ongoing efforts:
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#OTD May 17, 1954, the Supreme Court decided Brown v. Board of Education.

Learn more about the case at:…

A project sponsored by the Historical Society and @StreetLawInc.

Thurgood Marshall argued Brown before the Supreme Court. His career as a civil rights lawyer for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund is explored in Making Civil Rights Law by Mark Tushnet.

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The Society’s 1998 Lecture Series focused on the Supreme Court and African American Rights. Those lectures appeared in the Journal of Supreme Court History, Volume 24, No. 2. Out of print but available as a PDF.

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#OTD in 1954, #SCOTUS unanimously ruled school segregation unconstitutional.

Brown v. Board of Education, argued by Thurgood Marshall & @NAACP_LDF, has been essential to making the promise of the 14th amendment's equal protection clause a reality.
#BrownvBoard was the result of years of legal strategy to end racial segregation in schools--a Jim Crow era practice that legally relegated Black people to separate, under-resourced facilities compared to those for white people. ImageImageImage
#BrownvBoard's impact is apparent in every aspect of American life, including our justice system.

The case helped sever white supremacy from the legal system, opened the courthouse doors to Black people & asserted equal practice of law for Black lawyers.…
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🚨 Tomorrow is the 66th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education the case that struck down "separate but equal." The hard-fought victory won by LDF attorneys & founder Thurgood Marshall redefined equality & justice in America.
Meet the legal minds behind #BrownvBoard:

LDF founder Thurgood Marshall was the key strategist in the effort to end racial segregation. Marshall constantly traveled to courtrooms throughout the South at one point, overseeing as many as 450 simultaneous cases. Image
Jack Greenberg succeeded Thurgood Marshall as LDF’s second Director-Counsel from 1961-84.

At 27-years-old, Greenberg became the youngest member of the team of lawyers that brought the #BrownvBoard school desegregation cases to the Supreme Court. Image
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In a defining moment in the history of the United States, the ruling in #BrownvBoard reshaped America. The landmark case dismantled the “separate but equal” doctrine and became one of the most celebrated victories in LDF’s history. #LDF80
Thurgood Marshall was the mastermind behind the five coordinated lawsuits that would become #BrownvBoard and enlisted Jack Greenberg, Constance Baker Motley & other attorneys to help. Read more about the legal minds of #BrownvBoard and their success.…
LDF Women played a pivotal role in the success of #Brown. From Constance Baker Motley writing the original complaint to Katherine Carper Sawyer signing on to the lawsuit first, these women were some of the heroes of desegregation. #LDF80…
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As @NAACP_LDF honored the legacy of the Brown v. Board of Education Decision on its 60th anniversary in 2015, issues in Gardendale, Alabama that same year shows that the fight for educational equality is far from over. #DecadeRewind #BrownvBoard
Along with the Honorable U.W. Clemon, LDF litigated the appeal to the ruling in Stout v. Jefferson, which allowed the predominantly white Gardendale to partially secede from racially diverse Jefferson County. #DecadeRewind…
“We will continue doing everything in our power to ensure that state and local governments facilitate the integration of all children.” --@SamSpital, Director of Litigation #DecadeRewind…
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Yes. We continue to await the congressional apology for the Southern Manifesto - an agreement signed by members of the House & Senate in 1956 to resist #BrownvBoard. This led to years of “Massive Resistance,” the often violent refusal by whites to accept school integration.
Learn more about the Southern Manifesto, drafted by Senator Strom Thurmond, here…
Read the Southern Manifesto here…
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We honored Doris Raye Jennings Brewer & her twin Doris Faye Jennings Alston who tried to enroll in the white school in Hearne, TX in 1947. The Black school was a WWII barracks for German prisoners of war held up by old tires. Thurgood Marshall represented the Jennings. #BrownvBd
Our final honoree today was Leona Tate. In 1960 she & two other Black girls (age 6)desegregated McDonough School 19. Every white parent withdrew their children from the school. The three girls (who remain friends) attended the school as the only pupils for 2 years. #BrownvBoard
Today the Leona Tate Foundation in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward owns the old McDonough School 19 bldg which they are turning into a civil rights museum. Learn more about the Leona Tate Foundation here
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Debate has begun on the House floor on the #EqualityAct. Follow @HRC for live updates.
“At this moment we have an opportunity to continue our march towards justice…We cannot accept the situation in this country where someone can be married on Sunday and fired on Monday because of who they love.” - @RepJerryNadler on historic passage of the #EqualityAct Jerry Nadler
“The forces working against progress are strong, but together, we are stronger.” - @RepCicilline on the #EqualityAct Rep. Cicilline
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Today marks the 65th Anniversary of #BrownvBoard. It transformed our country and elevated modern democracy that ushered in an America that must grapple honestly with the promise of equality and opportunity for all of its citizens. #OTD…
#BrownvBoard "is widely seen as one of the Supreme Court’s greatest moments, with the court’s unanimity sending a powerful message to a segregated nation." #Brownat65 #courtsmatter…
"With its transformational opinion eviscerating segregation and codifying the modern contours of equal justice, Brown remained above partisanship, ideology and everything else.” -- @Sifill_LDF…
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On May 17, 1957 civil rights activists gathered at the Lincoln Memorial to demand federal action on implementing the 3 year old Brown v Bd of Education.
Southern states were resisting Brown by nearly every means, defying the Supreme Court & advancing white supremacy. At this rally 3 yrs after Brown, #MartinLutherKing gave his first speech before a national audience.
The speech he gave - “Give Us The Ballot” - positioned voting rights at the center of the struggle for civil rights. It remains one of King’s most important speeches. On this 65th anniversary of Brown, it resonates just as powerfully. Voting rights remains the linchpin.
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The #BrownvBoard ruling followed an arduous, spirited, and inspired legal strategy pioneered by Charles Hamilton Houston: taking aim at segregation and the pernicious precedent of Plessy v. Ferguson through a series of challenges throughout the country. #BlackHistoryMonth
The Supreme Court declared the longstanding doctrine “separate but equal” unconstitutional in Brown v. Board of Education (1954), one of the most important and celebrated legal cases in American history. #BlackHistoryMonth2019
Houston died in 1950, but his protégée Thurgood Marshall continued to carry the torch, litigating Brown, a coordinated effort which linked five lawsuits against school districts in Kansas, South Carolina, Delaware, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. #BHM
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#BrettKavanaugh is the ninth Justice of the Supreme Court. 1/
A man who has been proven to have lied under oath multiple times about his role in torture under Bush43 and about multiple details surrounding at least 2 (possibly 3) credible allegations of sexual assault made against him... 2/
A man who wrote that Native Hawaiians (and by extension Native Americans) are NOT due the terms of their treaties with the US—sovereignty over their own elections... 3/
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It is hard to overstate the importance of #BrownVBoard. A quality education isn’t a luxury, it’s a necessity. And until #BrownVBoard, it was a necessity that was denied to generations of Americans under the guise of “separate but equal”
While we commemorate #BrownVBoard, we must also remember that the dream of providing an equal educational opportunity for all children is still unfulfilled 64 years later, & wide disparities in resources still exist between schools and districts in many places
The fight isn’t over to ensure every American, no matter their race or ethnicity, receives equality and justice both in and out of the classroom #BrownVBoard
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Sixty-four years ago, #SCOTUS decided the landmark civil rights case #BrownvBoard. Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee is voting on three Trump nominees for the federal bench who refused to say that it was decided correctly. For shame.…
Judicial nominees are asked tough questions during the confirmation process—committing to the basic principle that racial segregation violates the Constitution isn't one of them. I call on my colleagues to reject the nominations of Wendy Vitter, Andrew Oldham&Michael Truncale.
Wendy Vitter's dangerous, demagogic views on women's health are completely out of touch with basic facts&sound legal principals.…
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