Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka . . . (1954) was a landmark United States Supreme Court case in which the Court declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students to be unconstitutional. The decision overturned the Plessy v. Ferguson decision of 1896, which allowed state-sponsored segregation, insofar as it applied to public education. Handed down on May 17, 1954, the Warren Court’s unanimous (9–0) decision stated that “separate educational facilities are inherently unequal.” As a result, de jure racial segregation was ruled a violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution. This ruling paved the way for integration and was a major victory of the civil rights movement.
1 Samuel 16:7 KJV
But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature . . . for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.
Acts 10:34-35 KJV
Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:
But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.
Our Father in heaven,
We thank You that the laws of this land are so strongly influenced by Your truth and justice. Help the Christians in the Mississippi Delta to live out the words of Your Son:
“Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. ”
Show us how You would have us respond to the current 3rd grade reading test scores.
We bless the children of the Mississippi Delta–blessings upon their heads and blessings upon their schools.