U.S. Attorney Speaks To Washburn Law Students At Brown vs. Board

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)- U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom spoke to Topeka law students Tuesday afternoon at Brown vs. Board of Education site.

Grissom spoke to the incoming class of Washburn Law students at 1:30 p.m.

Grissom emphasized to students that graduates of Washburn Law School played a key role in the landmark Brown decision.

Grissom also highlights the 50th anniversary of the civil rights act of 1964 in which he says society still faces today in light of current events in Ferguson, Missouri.

"And I think it is relevant in light of what we just saw happen in last weekend in Ferguson. While we made a lot of strides in areas concerning Civil Rights, there's still areas that we need to concentrate on and we need to improve and work on. And we can hopefully get to some kind of resolution as to exactly why it happened and that way we we can operate based on facts and not fear and innuendo," said Grissom.

Grissom says Wednesday, Attorney General Eric Holder will visit Ferguson, Missouri to meet with the FBI and look at Civil Rights violations.