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A personal recollection
Observations on history of civil rights movement
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As South Carolinians continue their celebration of Black History Month, I am today even more uplifted than ever by the profound contributions of African-Americans to the never-ending challenge to improve our communities, our state and our nation. The Supreme Court decision of 1954, Brown V. Board of Education, which ended school segregation in the nation, and the rush of civil rights legislation which ensued during the next two decades, transformed the social fabric of the United States. Arguably, that transformation was the most important domestic development since the Civil War, which was itself fought on issues of race and state sovereignty.