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Speech At The South Carolina March For Equity In Education

by Richard W. Riley - 2008

Today we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Brown vs. Board of Education and we want to urge our leaders to build on the courage of Reverend Joseph DeLaine, and Harry Briggs and the others. They believed in our democracy, and they stood up for their children’s education—and here we are 50 years later, standing up for the same high purpose.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 107, No. 2.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 110 Number 14, 2008, p. 214-216
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 22890, Date Accessed: 5/13/2021 2:33:37 PM

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  • Richard W. Riley
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    Richard W. Riley was United States Secretary of Education between 1993 and 2001. He served as Governor of South Carolina between 1978 and 1987. Since leaving the federal government, Mr. Riley has been an attorney and a board member of the Albert Shanker Institute. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the KnowledgeWorks Foundation, an organization dedicated to the improvement of public education. This piece is excerpted from a speech delivered by Mr. Riley at the May 15, 2004 March for Equity in Education in Columbia, South Carolina. It is reprinted here with the permission of the author.
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