65th Anniversary Of Brown Vs. Board Of Education | NBC Nightly News
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65th Anniversary Of Brown Vs. Board Of Education | NBC Nightly News


LANDMARK DECISION 65 YEARS AGO TODAY THAT CHANGED HISTORY. TODAY THAT CHANGED HISTORY.>>Reporter: IT WAS A FIGHT>>Reporter: IT WAS A FIGHT LINDA BROWN’S PARENTS WERE LINDA BROWN’S PARENTS WERE DETERMINED TO WIN. DETERMINED TO WIN. THEIR DAUGHTER AT THE CENTER OF THEIR DAUGHTER AT THE CENTER OF THE LANDMARK BROWN VERSUS BOARD THE LANDMARK BROWN VERSUS BOARD OF EDUCATION CASE DURING A TIME OF EDUCATION CASE DURING A TIME WHEN JIM CROW LAWS DOMINATED THE WHEN JIM CROW LAWS DOMINATED THE SOUTH. SOUTH. THE BROWNS FROM TOPEKA, KANSAS, THE BROWNS FROM TOPEKA, KANSAS, ALONG WITH OTHER FAMILIES, ALONG WITH OTHER FAMILIES, INCLUDING KATHERINE SAWYERS, IN INCLUDING KATHERINE SAWYERS, IN A BATTLE TO DESEGREGATE SCHOOLS. A BATTLE TO DESEGREGATE SCHOOLS. 10-YEAR-OLD SAWYER WAS THE ONLY 10-YEAR-OLD SAWYER WAS THE ONLY CHILD TO TESTIFY. CHILD TO TESTIFY. SHE WASN’T ALLOWED TO ATTEND THE SHE WASN’T ALLOWED TO ATTEND THE WHITE SCHOOL IN HER WHITE SCHOOL IN HER NEIGHBORHOOD. NEIGHBORHOOD. INSTEAD SHE TOOK A LONG RIDE ON INSTEAD SHE TOOK A LONG RIDE ON A PACKED CITY BUS TO AN A PACKED CITY BUS TO AN OVERCROWDED BLACK SCHOOL ACROSS OVERCROWDED BLACK SCHOOL ACROSS TOWN. TOWN.>>AND WE WOULD BE STANDING IN>>AND WE WOULD BE STANDING IN THE AISLE SOMETIMES. THE AISLE SOMETIMES.>>Reporter: IT’S STILL>>Reporter: IT’S STILL DIFFICULT TO TALK ABOUT. DIFFICULT TO TALK ABOUT.>>I THINK BECAUSE ALLOF ALL OF>>I THINK BECAUSE ALLOF ALL OF COULD HAVE HAD THAT SAME COULD HAVE HAD THAT SAME OPPORTUNITY AND DIDN’T GET IT. OPPORTUNITY AND DIDN’T GET IT.>>Reporter: DESPITE PROTESTS –>>Reporter: DESPITE PROTESTS –>>SEGREGATION FOREVER.>>SEGREGATION FOREVER.>>Reporter: — THE SUPREME>>Reporter: — THE SUPREME COURT RULED UNANIMOUSLY. COURT RULED UNANIMOUSLY. RACIAL SEGREGATION IN SCHOOLS RACIAL SEGREGATION IN SCHOOLS WAS NO LONGER ILLEGAL. WAS NO LONGER ILLEGAL.>>WE DO BELIEVE THE DECISION>>WE DO BELIEVE THE DECISION WILL ENCOURAGE PEOPLE. WILL ENCOURAGE PEOPLE.>>Reporter: TODAY TOPEKA HIGH>>Reporter: TODAY TOPEKA HIGH SCHOOL IS VERY DIFFERENT THAN IT SCHOOL IS VERY DIFFERENT THAN IT WAS. WAS.>>I LEARNED MANY DIFFERENT>>I LEARNED MANY DIFFERENT THINGS FROM OTHER TYPES OF THINGS FROM OTHER TYPES OF PEOPLE LIKE SEXUAL ORIENTATION, PEOPLE LIKE SEXUAL ORIENTATION, RACE, GENDER, EVERYTHING. RACE, GENDER, EVERYTHING.>>TOGETHER WE FORM A BETTER –>>TOGETHER WE FORM A BETTER — A BETTER GROUP RATHER THAN BEING A BETTER GROUP RATHER THAN BEING SEPARATED. SEPARATED.>>Reporter: BUT IT’S NOT ALL>>Reporter: BUT IT’S NOT ALL BETTER. BETTER. RECENTLY SEGREGATION FOR BLACK RECENTLY SEGREGATION FOR BLACK STUDENTS HAS EXPANDED IN MOST OF STUDENTS HAS EXPANDED IN MOST OF THE COUNTRY. THE COUNTRY. THE NUMBER OF MOSTLY BLACK THE NUMBER OF MOSTLY BLACK SCHOOLS MORE THAN TRIPLED SCHOOLS MORE THAN TRIPLED BETWEEN 1988 AND 2016. BETWEEN 1988 AND 2016.>>RAISE YOUR HANDS IF YOU THINK>>RAISE YOUR HANDS IF YOU THINK MORE SHOULD BE DONE TO INTEGRATE MORE SHOULD BE DONE TO INTEGRATE SCHOOLS. SCHOOLS.>>THE PERSPECTIVES OF DIFFERENT>>THE PERSPECTIVES OF DIFFERENT RACES MAKES THE SCHOOL A BETTER RACES MAKES THE SCHOOL A BETTER PLACE OVERALL. PLACE OVERALL.>>Reporter: STUDENTS>>Reporter: STUDENTS UNDERSTANDING THE PAST AND UNDERSTANDING THE PAST AND HOPING FOR A BETTER FUTURE.

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4 thoughts on “65th Anniversary Of Brown Vs. Board Of Education | NBC Nightly News

  1. This should never have been an issue, we're all immigrants and Americans, If you can't accept the fact that this land only belonged to native Americans, you're the problem.

  2. It's time to unite as people not as race we are called the United States of America for reason or Melting Pot of every nationality

  3. I think regular thinking democrats and Republicans can all agree on something that being racist is not okay.

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