First Prize, Weinberger Award Images from this article The history of school desegregation legislation in the United States is not often associated with the Mexican Community in Southern California and is usually thought to have begun with the landmark Supreme Court case of Brown vs. A case of particular importance, which has begun to take its place in the social history of civil rights, occurred in San Diego County during the s, in the then rural community of Lemon Grove. In Lemon Grove boasted a number of attractive businesses centered around productive agricultural fields. Among these people are professional and businessmen of San Diego…it would be hard to find a better class of people anyplace.
Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meaning can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart. Such is the moment I am presently experiencing. I experience this high and joyous moment not for myself alone but for those devotees of nonviolence who have moved so courageously against the ramparts of racial injustice and who in the process have acquired a new estimate of their own human worth.
Many of them are young and cultured. Others are middle aged and middle class.
The majority are poor and untutored. But they are all united in the quiet conviction that it is better to suffer in dignity than to accept segregation in humiliation. These are the real heroes of the freedom struggle: This evening I would like to use this lofty and historic platform to discuss what appears to me to be the most pressing problem confronting mankind today.
Modern man has brought this whole world to an awe-inspiring threshold of the future. He has reached new and astonishing peaks of scientific success. He has produced machines that think and instruments that peer into the unfathomable ranges of interstellar space. He has built gigantic bridges to span the seas and gargantuan buildings to kiss the skies.
His airplanes and spaceships have dwarfed distance, placed time in chains, and carved highways through the stratosphere. Yet, in spite of these spectacular strides in science and technology, and still unlimited ones to come, something basic is missing. There is a sort of poverty of the spirit which stands in glaring contrast to our scientific and technological abundance.
The richer we have become materially, the poorer we have become morally and spiritually. We have learned to fly the air like birds and swim the sea like fish, but we have not learned the simple art of living together as brothers.
Every man lives in two realms, the internal and the external. The internal is that realm of spiritual ends expressed in art, literature, morals, and religion.
The external is that complex of devices, techniques, mechanisms, and instrumentalities by means of which we live. Our problem today is that we have allowed the internal to become lost in the external.
We have allowed the means by which we live to outdistance the ends for which we live.
So much of modern life can be summarized in that arresting dictum of the poet Thoreau 1: This is the serious predicament, the deep and haunting problem confronting modern man.
Enlarged material powers spell enlarged peril if there is not proportionate growth of the soul.Planned Parenthood v. Casey, U.S.
(), was a landmark United States Supreme Court case in which the constitutionality of several Pennsylvania state statutory provisions regarding abortion was challenged. The Court's plurality opinion reaffirmed the central holding of Roe v. Wade stating that "matters, involving the most intimate and personal choices a person may make in a lifetime.
Jan 31, · Use the following timeline to learn about some of the key events in civil rights history. Listen to a podcast about the Supreme Court landmark case Brown v. Board of Education.
The Plessy Decision Although the Declaration of Independence stated that "All men are created equal," due to the institution of slavery, this statement was not to be grounded in law in the United States until after the Civil War (and, arguably, not completely fulfilled for many years thereafter).
Glossary of Kentucky Education Terms (printer friendly version)Prepared for the Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership by Cindy Heine, associate executive director of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence.
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