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Obama praises historic case that defied ‘Jim Crow’

1954 ruling hit separate schools

WASHINGTON — President Obama on Friday marked the 60th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark Brown v. Board of Education school desegregation decision by recommitting to ‘‘the long struggle to stamp out bigotry and racism in all their forms.’’

Obama also met Friday in the White House East Room with families of the plaintiffs, lead attorneys Jack Greenberg and William Coleman, and members of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Greenberg argued the case; Coleman was a leading legal strategist.

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