MN Supreme Court Justice Addresses Education Integration in Duluth

By KBJR News 1

November 15, 2012 Updated Nov 15, 2012 at 5:54 PM CST

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com)
-- Former Minnesota Viking and Supreme Court Justice Alan Page joined in on a conversation about the current state of integration in education in Duluth.

57 years after Brown versus Board of Education, a Supreme Court decision eliminating segregation is schools, Justice Page says college students have a role in ensuring educational opportunities for future generations.

In a panel discussion with St. Louis County Public Defender Fred Friedman, Student Blair Moses, and Duluth Public School Superintendent Bill Gronseth, the issue of the current state of minorities in America was dissected and discussed.

Justice Page believes that equal and fair opportunities for all students will ensure and secure a stable workforce going forward.

"Education is a tool that benefits all of us. The more educated our populous is, the more productive it is."

The discussion was held at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

Justice Page was Minnesota's first African-American Supreme Court Justice.