May 17 2004

Graham Statement on Fifty Year Anniversary of Brown v. Board Supreme Court Ruling

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made the following statement on the fifty-year anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court ruling. “Fifty years have passed since the historic Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education declared separate but equal unconstitutional. Ensuring that our public schools are open to everyone is a great equalizer in America. “I will soon be turning 49 and I know that having an integrated school system has enriched my generation by allowing all of us in South Carolina to learn, socialize, and compete together in a public school setting. “The brave men and women who fought to end the segregation of public schools have done a great service to South Carolina and our nation. It is appropriate they be honored and all of us should commit ourselves to build upon their legacy.” #####