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"A Selection of Brown vs. Board of Education Anniversary Events"

There are dozens of events planned to commemorate the Brown anniversary this year, including academic reflections, activist calls to action and educational/cultural celebrations. We are listing only a few highlights here. Please let us know of other similar events.January/February 2004 issue of Poverty & Race

There are dozens of events planned to commemorate the Brown anniversary this year, including academic reflections, activist calls to action and educational/cultural celebrations. We are listing only a few highlights here. Please let us know of other similar events.

Of particular note are year-long commemorations planned by Columbia University, together with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund (see ).www.law.columbia.edu) and a joint series of conferences put on by Howard Law School and Yale Law School (see www.brownat50.org). Extensive listings of Brown events can be found at the websites of the National Educational Association (www.nea.org/brownvboard) and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (www.cbcfinc.org/brown/event.htm).

February

Feb. 2, NYC: Columbia University and NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund 50th Anniversary Celebration Inaugural Event: Panel on “The Lawyers Who Tried and Argued Brown” (including address by Honorable Robert L. Carter), 12:15-3:15 pm, Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall, Room 104 (see www.law.columbia. edu/media_inquiries/news/2004/brownvboard).

Feb. 10, NYC: Columbia University and NAACP LDF Celebration; Address by President William Jefferson Clinton, 7:30 pm (check with Columbia University — may not be open to general public).

Feb. 20-21, Wash., DC: “National Town Hall Meeting,”co-sponsored by Howard University School of Law, The Smithsonian Institution, NAACP Legal Defense Fund, and NAACP. 7:00-9:00 pm on the 20th, 9:00 am-4:30 pm on the 21st, American History Museum, 1st flr. auditorium.

Feb. 24, NYC: “America Before Brown,” historical panel focusing on life in the U.S. prior to 1954 (with Columbia University Professor Eric Foner), 6:00-8:00 pm, Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall, Room 101

Feb. 26-28, Wash., DC: Howard Law School/Yale Law School Joint Conference on Brown, Part I (at Howard): This 2˝-day program will focus on Brown in the context of Bolling v. Sharpe, the case challenging segregation in DC public schools.

March

March 9, NYC: Roundtable on “How Brown empowers group struggles for equality today,” with a focus on education and health. 12:15-2:15 pm, Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall, Room 106

March 15-17, Lawrence, KS: “The Legacies of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka: Law, Education, Public Policy and the Media,” sponsored by the Brown v. Board of Education 50th Anniversary Commission (see www.ed.gov).

March 25, Wash., DC: Howard Law School Dean’s Lecture Series: Speaker, Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer.

April

April 1-3, New Haven: Howard Law School/Yale Law School Joint Conference on Brown, Part II.

April 17-19, NYC: “Brown Plus Fifty: A Renewed Agenda for Social Justice,” Metropolitan Center for Urban Education, New York University.

May

May 17: 50th anniversary of the Brown decision — commemorative events scheduled in Topeka (see www.naacp.org), Washington, DC, and other cities. See www.cbcfinc.org/brown/event.htm for a partial list.

July

July 29-Aug. 1, Philadelphia: “With All Deliberate Speed: Social Justice and the Future of Public Education,” National Coalition of Education Activists Conference, Univ. of Pennsylvania.

Notes:

Please check with the sponsoring organization about any event you plan to attend, as times and dates may change. Certain events may also have limited seating or ticket/admission requirements - please check with the sponsoring organization about this also.

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