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All4Ed Commemorates 70th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education Decision

Contact: Enrique A. Chaurand


Phone: 816-825-1072

WASHINGTON, D.C. – All4Ed joins the nation in commemorating the 70th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision, Brown v. Board of Education. This historic ruling, handed down on May 17, 1954, declared state laws establishing separate public schools for Black and white students unconstitutional, marking a pivotal moment in the fight for educational equity and civil rights in America.

Seventy years ago, the unanimous decision in Brown v. Board of Education was a beacon of hope for millions of students and families who had long endured the injustices of segregation and discrimination in education. By striking down the doctrine of “separate but equal,” the Supreme Court affirmed the fundamental principle that all children, regardless of race, are entitled to an equal education under the law.

“Brown v. Board of Education remains a watershed moment in our nation’s history, reminding us of the enduring power of education to break down barriers and advance justice,” said Sue Levine, Acting CEO of All4Ed. “As we commemorate this milestone anniversary, we are reminded of the progress we have made and the work that remains to ensure that every child has access to a high-quality education that prepares them for success in college, career, and life.”

While Brown v. Board of Education marked a significant victory in the struggle for educational equity, it also laid bare the persistent disparities and challenges that continue to plague our education system today. Decades later, students of color, particularly Black and Latino students, still face disproportionate barriers to educational opportunity, including inequitable school funding, inadequate access to advanced coursework, and systemic biases that perpetuate racial and socioeconomic disparities in achievement and outcomes.

As we reflect on the legacy of Brown v. Board of Education, All4Ed reaffirms its commitment to advancing policies and practices that promote educational equity and excellence for all students. Through our advocacy efforts, research initiatives, and partnerships with schools and communities, we remain dedicated to dismantling the systemic barriers that hinder student success and ensuring that every child has the opportunity to reach their full potential.

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