Obama honors Brown vs. Board of Education

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President Obama is honoring the Supreme Court decision that in some ways made his election possible.

"Brown v. Board of Education shifted the legal and moral compass of our Nation," Obama said in a presidential resolution on the 1954 ruling.

Saturday marks the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, the ruling that struck down school segregation and marked a major turning point in the civil rights movement.

Obama noted that, a decade after the ruling, "Brown's moral guidance was translated into the enforcement measures of the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act." 




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