Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation honors the history and culture of all Americans. In honor of Black History Month, it is time to celebrate the achievements and selfless acts of our African American compatriots.
In the early 1950's, racial segregation in public schools was the norm across America. Due to her skin color, Linda Brown was denied admission to her local elementary school in Topeka, KS . On May 17, 1954 the United States Supreme Court handed down its ruling in the landmark case of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas. The Court’s unanimous decision overturned the 1896 Plessy v. Ferguson decision, which had allowed for “separate but equal” public facilities, including public schools in the United States.
Declaring that “separate educational facilities are inherently unequal,” the Brown v. Board decision helped break segregation, and provided a spark to the American civil rights movement.
Today, Fallen Patriots honors the heroic African Americans whose struggle and sacrifices helped bring about equal education for all. We are dedicated to serving all branches of the armed forces, regardless of race or cultural background. A college education is the single most important gift Fallen Patriots can give all children who have lost a parent in the line of duty.