- Sherrilyn Ifill: Brown case is best remembered for sounding the death knell to Jim Crow in our country
- But, she says, it was also a groundbreaking articulation of the central role of public education in American democracy
Sherrilyn Ifill is the president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund Inc. The views expressed in this commentary are hers.
(CNN)This week marks the 63rd anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in Brown v. Board of Education, the landmark case that outlawed racial segregation in our nation's schools, fundamentally redefining the meaning of equality in American law.