Today, U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) and Representative Steve Watkins (KS-02) offered bicameral, bipartisan resolutions with the support of the entire Kansas federal delegation to recognize the 65th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision ending segregation in Kansas and across the United States.
"It is important to recognize the contributions of Kansans like Oliver and Linda Brown and their fight to ensure there is equal justice for all Americans," Senator Roberts said. "This resolution reminds us of the sacrifices they made in the civil rights movement and of the enduring importance of their fight."
Congressman Steve Watkins issued the following statement:
"I am proud to be introducing this resolution alongside Senator Roberts to remember and honor Linda Brown and the 65th anniversary of the Brown V. Board of Education ruling. At the age of just nine years old, Linda Brown's courage remains an example of the best our nation has to offer. In 1954, in the face of decades of legalized discrimination, Linda Brown and her family emerged victorious at the Supreme Court. Linda Brown fought for what was right, not what was easy, and the nation is forever grateful."