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Hoyer Video Message on the 65th Anniversary of the Supreme Court's Brown v. Board of Education Decision

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) released a video message on the 65th anniversary of the Supreme Court's Brown v. Board of Education decision. Handed down on May 17, 1954, the decision ruled that racial segregation in public schools was unconstitutional. Below is a link to the video and a transcript of his remarks.

“Hi, I’m Congressman Steny Hoyer, Majority Leader in the House of Representatives. 

“On the 65th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education decision, we must acknowledge how much work there is still to be done to ensure all students have access to equitable, quality education.   

“America’s schools still struggle with disparities in the treatment of students of color. Congress must play a role in righting these wrongs. Every student deserves a quality education that provides them with the skills they need to get ahead.  

“I join in thanking [House Committee on Education and Labor] Chairman Bobby Scott for his commitment to ensuring all students have the same access to high-quality education.  As we celebrate the 65th anniversary of Brown v. Board, let us recommit ourselves to the important task of ensuring all students have access to a quality education.”