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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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These are perilous times, so I'm more sober today than celebratory given the challenges ahead. But I am fully mindful of how thankful I am to lead @NAACP_LDF and to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with our amazing staff, which is an honor & joy every day. #2019
#2019, for all its challenges was sweetened for me with so many special moments & experiences that inspired and lifted me. I remain determined and hopeful b/c these moments kept me encouraged, strong & joyful. Here are a few:
What an honor to start the yr sharing the MLK Day lecture w/ the great @RevDrBarber in Chicago last Jan.. But even more special was the moment of comfort we shared backstage discussing our grief. We had each lost a sibling. I did not know at the time that I would lose another.
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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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