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Remembering the Past: Brown vs. Board of Education

Feb 10, 2016

The vision of Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation is to ensure that every Gold Star military child receives all necessary funding to go to college. Attending college provides opportunities for graduates which are not as attainable to those who have not received a higher education.

Fallen Patriots honors the history and culture of all Americans, yet in honor of Black History Month, this is a time to celebrate the achievements and selfless acts of African Americans.

Declaring that “separate educational facilities are inherently unequal,” the Brown v. Board decision helped break segregation, and provided a spark to the American civil rights movement.

In the early 1950's, racial segregation in public schools was the norm across America. Linda Brown was denied admission to her local elementary school in Topeka because she was black. On May 17, 1954 the United States Supreme Court handed down its ruling in the landmark case of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas. The Court’s unanimous decision overturned the 1896 Plessy v. Ferguson decision, which had allowed for “separate but equal” public facilities, including public schools in the United States.

Today, Fallen Patriots honors the heroic African Americans who strived to create equal education. We are dedicated to serving all branches of the armed forces, regardless of race or cultural background. A college education is the single most important gift Fallen Patriots can give all Gold Star military children.

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