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May 17, 1954: The Supreme Court Rules on Brown v. Board of Education
On this day in 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously that racial segregation in public schools violated the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution, which says that no state may deny equal protection of the laws to any person within its jurisdiction.
Although the decision did not succeed in fully desegregating public education in the United States, it put the Constitution on the side of racial equality and galvanized the nascent civil rights movement into a full revolution.
Can you name all the key players behind Brown v. Board of Education? Revisit the landmark case with PBS’ The Supreme Court site.
School integration, Barnard School, Washington, D.C., 1955 (Library of Congress).
Malala Yousafzai speaks publicly for first time since Taliban attack
Telegraph: Malala Yousafzai released a video message thanking her many supporters around the world for their good wishes as she recovers after being shot by the Taliban in Pakistan.
In a message recorded before the operation, the schoolgirl said: “Today I can speak and I am getting better day by day.”
Photo: Malala Yousafzai, pictured here at the age of 12 on March 26, 2009 in Peshawar, Pakistan. (Veronique De Viguerie / Getty Images)
In support of the killer whales trapped in the Arctic ice. This is a very distressing story and I hope a solution is found quickly so they can swim to open water. Please circulate!