Obama Statement on Anniversary of Landmark Brown v. Board of Education Decision

Press Release

By:  Barack Obama II
Date: May 17, 2007
Location: Washington, DC


Obama Statement on Anniversary of Landmark Brown v. Board of Education Decision

"The Supreme Court's landmark ruling in Brown v. Board of Education to desegregate our country's public schools was not only a victory for African Americans, but a triumph for the soul of an entire nation. While this courageous decision opened doors for me and millions of my fellow Americans, many of today's schools remain divided by resources and opportunities, and we must push forward until all children are afforded an equal chance to succeed."