The village is best known today for the twin ruins of Castle Acre Castle and Castle Acre Priory, which lie immediately to the east and west of the village respectively. Both were founded soon after the Norman Conquest by William de Warenne, the first Earl of Surrey.
Charles V. Bush dies at 72; first black Supreme Court page
On May 17, 1954 the Earl Warren-led Supreme Court issued its 8-0 decision, Brown v. Board of Education, outlawing school segregation throughout the United States. Just a few months later, Warren and the Court set the example when Charles V. Bush, then 14 years old, was selected as the first African American Supreme Court page.
On May 17, 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren hands down an unanimous decision in Brown v. Board of Edu, ruling that racial segregation in public educational facilities is unconstitutional. When Linda Brown was denied admission to her local elementary school, NAACP took up her case and her African American lawyer (and future Supreme Court Justice) Thurgood Marshal led her legal team. This decision served to greatly motivate the civil rights movement of the 50's and 60's.
ohn Earl Warren, Jr. (November 16, 1946 – January 14, 1969) was a United States Army officer and a recipient of America's highest military decoration — the Medal of Honor — for his actions in the Vietnam War. Warren joined the Army from New York City in 1967.