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Cassandra Kirk is the first chief magistrate judge in Fulton County appointed by the governor. She received her bachelor’s degree from Williams College and her J.D. from Washington and Lee University School of Law. Kirk has more than 25 years of legal experience as a jurist, prosecutor, defense attorney, civil litigator and administrative director. Through…

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  Thurgood Marshall Statue, Annapolis Maryland (Photo credit: Glynnis Jones) Activist, lawyer and Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall was born on July 2, 1908, in Baltimore. As a young child, his father introduced him to the U.S. Constitution. Marshall attended Lincoln University for his undergraduate degree. After graduation, he applied to the University of Maryland Law…

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Dr. Abraham L. Davis

Dr. Abraham L. Davis is now retired from Morehouse College in Atlanta after 41 years of educating the best black minds in America. A native of Tuskegee, Alabama, he completed his bachelor’s in political science from Morehouse College, earned a master’s in political science from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and a Ph.D. in…

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Segregation; a word and reality that took blood, constitutional amendments and a Supreme Court decision to attempt to purge a great injustice. Yet almost 60 years later, in vast regional, mostly urban corridors, schools have resegregated. How did this happen? The reasons in some areas are simple but in others complex. Rolling out magazine spoke…

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The impact and history of racial segregation in America is well documented. It has moved in theory from the 1896, the Plessy v. Ferguson Supreme Court case that determined that “separate but equal” was constitutional, to the 1954 landmark Supreme Court decision of Brown v. Board of Education, in which the Supreme Court overturned Plessy…

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America’s educational system continues to be plagued by racism. Nearly six decades after  Brown v. Board of Education made it illegal to deny equal educational opportunities, schools across America remain racially segregated. It’s also evident that many predominant minority schools lack the resources that are available at schools with majority white students. There is now…

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