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Black History Month quote of the day: Thurgood Marshall

“It is interesting to me that the very people that argue for this side [against integration], that would object to sending their white children to school with Negroes are eating food that has been prepared, served, and almost put in their mouths by the mothers of those children; and they do it day in and day out, but they cannot have the child go to school…The point is as to whether or not, at this late date, with emphasis, this government can any longer tolerate this extreme difference based upon race or color.” Thurgood Marshall [Argument, Brown v. Board of Education April 12th, 1955]


Found in Bartlett's Familiar Black Quotations, 2013