Oct. 29, 2017

October 29, 1969 "All Deliberate Speed"

On this day 48 years ago the United States Supreme Court rectified a wrong that effectively allowed school segregation to continue after it's May 17, 1954, Brown Decision as well as the 1955 Brown ll addendum ruling. It took out these three words "all deliberate speed" from its Brown decision. Those three words "all deliberate speed" had stymied educational integration for 15 years. Those three words also set the stage for a worsening of educational conditions for black students that are still apparent sixty-two years after the Brown ll ruling. Today, I bring the words of noted judicial expert Charles Ogletree Jr. to discuss the issues surrounding those words. In his words, my voice.