December 7, 2016
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REV. AL SHARPTON AND NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK ALONG WITH NATIONAL LEADERS TO HOLD A HISTORIC MARCH MAY 16TH AT THE WHITE HOUSE EL

REV. AL SHARPTON AND NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK ALONG WITH NATIONAL LEADERS TO HOLD A HISTORIC MARCH MAY 16TH AT THE WHITE HOUSE ELLIPSE TO CALL ATTENTION TO THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP IN EDUCATION

 

Education Equality Day: A Call to Action on the 55th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education

May 16th, 10am, Washington D.C. at the White House Ellipse (Constitution and 15th)

 

On May 17th, 1954, the US Supreme Court ruled unanimously in the case of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka that “separate educational facilities [for blacks and whites] are inherently unequal.”  55 years later our government still supports a broken and unequal system of public education. A system that fails to serve poor and minority children and condemns them to a lifetime of limited opportunities. We cannot wait another year. We cannot stand and watch while our children are denied their rights.

On Saturday, May 16th at 10am in our nation’s capitol, Reverend Al Sharpton and National Action Network will gather thousands of supporters together to demand real equality in public education now.

Prominent Leaders, Activists, Performers, and Supporters will stand and say: “55 years is too long to wait.” We will tell our leaders that the time to enact real reform in public education is now. The time to give all students the same opportunities is now. The time of waiting is over.

Reverend Al Sharpton and the Education Equality Project, national advocacy group focused on closing the achievement gap has brought together a cross-sector of supporters from across the country including United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, to Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich—all of whom say it is time to close the achievement gap in public education now.

 

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Rachel Noerdlinger
Vice President of Communications
Reverend Al Sharpton Media
(212) 876-5444/revalmedia@yahoo.com

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