CNN news 2014-05-20

Fridays are awesome. Thank you for spending ten minutes of with CNN STUDENT NEWS. I'm Carl Azuz. Think about the ground covered by a football field. Now, multiply that by 10,000 and you have an idea of who much land has burned in California, San Diego County. In the city of San Marcos, in southwestern California, one wildfire was nearly uncontrollable. Hundreds of people had to be evacuated, schools were shut down, a college graduation ceremony was canceled. Firefighters are working around the clock doing everything they can to save homes and businesses. One of the worst droughts the state has ever seen, plus hot temperatures and high winds, have all combined for what's being called "tinderbox conditions.

In California's wildfire season, it's just beginning.

12,500 objects, 580 hours of film and video. Rescuers, families of victims and survivors of the September 11 terrorist attacks had access to all of that yesterday, at a dedication of the National 911 Museum.

On Thursday, we showed you the tour that one of our anchors got in advance, but it didn't include one of the rooms in the museum. Families of those who died had access to that first. Today, we have a moving look inside that exhibit and inside the memories of some who visited.

Line from floor to ceiling, with smiling fathers, daughters, brothers, nieces, family. And loved ones. In the same way we have photos in our own homes, these pictures are live, with the memories of the birthdays and weddings, barbecues and baseball games, of those we lost. What you will be looking at, are the pages of the chapter in our history we call September 11.


There you go.

It's a good picture.

It is.

You would be so proud of your daughter. Just amazing, just like you.

You know, all these faces is people.

Here you are.

This is Hannah, this is you. This was a couple of weeks before 911 actually happens. It was our last family picture.

I love this one.

Yeah. That's him. And that's you. That's your (INAUDIBLE) that must - that's you. You act just like him.

Manners - and everything - is just like your father. You look like him.

And you act like him.

And sound like him.

A very moving piece. Next up, today is an anniversary, the 60th anniversary, the historic Supreme Court decision, Brown versus Board of education was handed down this week in 1954. It was actually five separate cases that were before the court.

They all focused on segregation, separation by races in U.S. schools. The name Brown was for Oliver Brown, a man whose daughter wasn't allowed to attend third grade in a white elementary school in Topeka, Kansas. The chief attorney in the case was Thurgood Marshall, who'd later become the first black justice of the Supreme Court.

The verdict was unanimous: all justices agreed that in public education, the idea of separate, but equal, didn't work. That separate educational facilities are inherently unequal. The cases started desegregation in U.S. schools.