Brown v. Board of Ed commemorated with protest

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Saturday marks the 60th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court ruling Brown v. Board of Education, which overturned the separate but equal clause and paved the way for historic civil rights legislation to come in the following decade.

To mark the occasion, parents, teachers and activists took to the streets outside Pope Elementary in the 1800 block of South Albany. Now just days before the first anniversary of Mayor Emanuel's decision to close 50 schools in mostly black neighborhoods, protestors say that Chicago is still educationally segregated decades after that historic ruling.

After the rally participants canvassed several neighborhoods. They're calling for Chicagoans to support public officials who will end high stakes standardized tests and provide free early childhood education and access to college for everyone.

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