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By Aziah Siid, Word In Black

May 17, 2024, marks 70 years since the U.S. Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education decision, the landmark ruling that dismantled the legal framework of segregation in the nation’s public schools. Yet despite racially segregated public schools being ruled unconstitutional, we still face deeply entrenched divides decades later.

Schools in whiter, more affluent areas offer more advanced placement courses, new technology, veteran teachers, and renovated facilities, while schools in predominantly Black and Brown neighborhoods, often make do with less. Much less.

This anniversary isn’t just a commemoration of a pivotal moment in history — it’s a call to action. That’s why Word In Black brought together a panel of experts for “Brown at 70: A Reality Check on School Segregation,” a special live event on Wednesday, May 15.

Watch the video here.

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