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MESSAGES OF EQUALITY AND JUSTICE threaded through the graduation ceremony in May, as 249 J.D. students, black and white, Asian and Hispanic, strode down the aisle to receive their diplomas.
To sustained cheers from family and friends seated in three
circular balconies at the Academy of Music, the graduates
earned their degrees on the exact day, 50 years ago, that the
Supreme Court issued its famous Brown v. Board of Education
“The goal of good, and racially integrated, education can be achieved,” said Pollak, a former Penn Law Dean who is now a judge on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Picking up the theme, class president Albert L. Sanders Jr. talked about the day in April when he slept on the sidewalk in Washington, with countless other students, so he could witness the historic Supreme Court hearing on the University of Michigan affirmative action cases.