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Engel Statement on Anniversary of Brown vs. Board of Education Decision

Engel Statement on Anniversary of Brown vs. Board of Education Decision

“Sixty-four years ago today, in the landmark Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka decision, the Supreme Court struck down the doctrine of ‘separate but equal’ as inherently unequal and unconstitutional. This ruling helped launch the civil rights movement that led to desegregation and the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

“Unfortunately, the work of the civil rights movement is still in jeopardy today. We owe it to all children to ensure that our schools are free from discrimination and that students have equal access to a quality education. On this anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, we must rededicate ourselves to the fight against discrimination and the promotion of educational equality.”  

For his votes in Congress, Congressman Eliot Engel has received a 100 percent voting record score from The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.