Linda Brown, the plaintiff in the Brown vs. Topeka Board Of Education case that brought down (legally, at least) school segregation, has died.
BREAKING: Linda Brown, who as a little girl was at the center of the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision that ended school segregation in the United States, has died at age 76. Details: https://t.co/LoTwrLFqks
Linda Brown walked about a mile each day, bypassing the nearby white school, just to catch a bus to attend the all-black Monroe School. Her push against school desegregation inspired a landmark 1954 court ruling. Her family announced her death Monday. https://t.co/noQ8Qg6z7gpic.twitter.com/fhT5iCa5by
You want to honor her memory? Her fight? Her heroism? Do something about the segregation — the separate and unequal education — that most black children still experience. Otherwise, stop pretending you honor her, because you don’t.
“At that time, just as you do in any situation, you talk to the kids and let them talk. Help them grasp and deal with the emotions that they had. Everybody was grieving because we had lost our leader.” #MLK50https://t.co/eNDp5Vt5hc
Such an honor to have had you as a father and to still have you as a teacher. I greatly admire your courage and strength to love, and I learn from you daily. In the words of Maya Angelou, I “can be and be better because you existed.” Thank you. Miss you. #MLK#MLK50Forwardpic.twitter.com/n9qD2X199z
Near the site of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King., Jr’s assassination in Memphis, 6 students reflected on the civil rights leader’s work and legacy, and how both shape their own lives now https://t.co/WmzJiufG1J
50 years ago in Indianapolis, Robert F. Kennedy told a tearful crowd that the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had been killed. His improvised speech has been hailed as one of the great political orations of the late 20th century. https://t.co/pta1ipcAzf
On April 4th, 1968 at 7:05 p.m. central time, Dr. King’s life was cut tragically short. 50 years later a need for his dream to be fulfilled is far greater than ever.
Share your dream & post your own #DreamStillLives video. Spread love…spread hope. pic.twitter.com/51BaCW78GC
1. This assemblage of works—the rare full text of speeches, essays by scholars, personal reflections—assembled by @fivefifths and @AdrienneNGreen is a wonderful tribute to Dr. King’s life on the 50th anniversary of his assassination: https://t.co/6tq3QvVRGf
These maps…bootstraps will not fix structural racism. Positive attitudes will not fix structural racism. Working hard does not fix structural racism. Self discipline will not fix structural racism. pic.twitter.com/afVdwxPgfF
The incarceration data in this study is staggering. Sons of black millionaires were as likely to be incarcerated during the 2010 census as sons of white families earning about $36,000. pic.twitter.com/miek6O1LVN
One of the most startling findings to me was the perfect parallel between these two lines. The adult income gap between black + white men holds whether they grow up poor, rich or anywhere in between. pic.twitter.com/WyXKQ0z2vO
We (by which I mean @KevinQ) made more charts comparing income mobility for girls, Asian Americans and other groups. There's also a tool here for you to make your own chart — pick the categories and watch what it means to grow up in America: https://t.co/IJFc0SjfAL
New research on social mobility is incomplete. Let’s shift the scrutiny from the plight of black people to the privilege of white people. We must end the policing of black love and marriage. https://t.co/x2oqjGgCMl via @BrookingsInst#diversity