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The Franklin News-Post
P. O. Box 250
310 Main Street, SW
Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151
540-483-5113
Fax: 540-483-8013

1954 landmark court decision still a reason for celebration

The Franklin County School Board is joining school systems across the country for a celebration next month, and all residents should join the commemoration. May 17 will mark the 60th anniversary of the landmark court decision, Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas.

In that decision, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the idea that in public education separate can be equal. Blacks and whites, as well as citizens of all backgrounds, religion and ethnicity, must be given the same educational opportunities, and public education is a fundamental civil right, the court ruled.

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Ramble fever grows with each warm day

The taste of warm weather we have sampled so far stirs in many anticipation of the upcoming annual event that draws participants from all around the region.

That's right. In just a month, Franklin County will host the Pigg River Ramble, a weekend of fellowship and fun on the Pigg and Blackwater rivers.

Set for May 16-18, the annual event will see hundreds of canoeists and kayakers hit the rivers, from the Blackwater Blackout on Friday night to the Ramble on Saturday and the Breakfast on the Blackwater on Sunday. Throughout the weekend, there will be plenty to do, including food, activities and, of course, time on the water.

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