The Work of Rosenwald and Washington
Remains Relevant Today
Top image: "Southern Landscape," by Eldzier Cortor. Tempera and Gesso on board, 1944 - 1945, Brooklyn Museum.
Access to Quality, Public Education Remains an Imperative
"This is part of a larger conversation we don’t have now as related to social justice and human rights in 2019, which is the connection between access to quality public education and the training up of a generation of civil rights advocates and public policy actors...We can look back and say, if we don’t have an educated group of individuals from classes of people who are currently disenfranchised, whether it be Blacks, Latinos, women, LBGT, or other groups that are currently fighting for equal treatment, that you will have stifled the growth of any leadership within that group that would eventually lead that group out of that particular station in life." - Curtis Valentine, on the need for universal, quality public education today 
Brown v. BOE Remains a Crucial Supreme Court Decision
"Declining to offer approval of Brown signals a willingness to question the project of democracy that Brown created — one in which African-Americans and other marginalized groups compelled the federal courts to honor the spirit of equal justice embodied in the words of the 14th Amendment. And this isn’t just deeply troubling; it’s also downright dangerous. Once positioned near the center of the canon of Supreme Court jurisprudence, it’s hard not to conclude that a move is afoot to move Brown to the margins... If we are to pass down to our children a system that will protect their rights for decades to come, we must (protect) Brown as a seminal case that anchors our very conception of modern American democracy." - Sherrilyn Ifill, on judicial and executive nominees who refuse to affirm Brown v. BOE