Morning Minutes May 17, 2010
Word of the Day
Soi-disant swah-dee-ZAHNG (the NG is not pronounced, but the vowel is nasalized) (adj.) Self-proclaimed, so-called -- www.merriam-webster.com
Web Site of the Day
Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site
On May 17, 1954, The U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education ended legal segregation in public schools. Visit this site to learn about the history of segregation and the cases that helped bring its end in schools.
Number to Know
13: Number of parents who brought the class-action suit against in the board of education in Topeka, Kan., the case that led to the Supreme Court's historic ruling in Brown v. Board of Education.
This Day in History
May 17, 1954: The U.S. Supreme Court hands down a unanimous decision in Brown v. Board of Education.
Today's Featured Birthday
Boxer Sugar Ray Leonard (54)
"We conclude that, in the field of public education, the doctrine of ;separate but equal' has no place. Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal. Therefore, we hold that the plaintiffs and others similarly situated for whom the actions have been brought are, by reason of the segregation complained of, deprived of the equal protection of the laws guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment." - Supreme Court statement on Brown v. Board of Education