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"More Brown v. Board Education Anniversary Events"

This is our second listing of Brown v. Board commemorative events. For additional listings, see the January/February 2004 Poverty & Race.March/April 2004 issue of Poverty & Race

March

March 25, Ann Arbor. “School Desegregation in the 21st Century: Fulfilling the Promise of Brown” University of Michigan, Rackham Auditorium. (www.umich.edu/~urel/brown50/events.html)


April

April 1-2, Nashville.Brown v. Board of Education: Law or Politics?” Vanderbilt University Law School (www.naacp.org/BvBE/brownevents.shtml)

April 1-3, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Brown vs. Board of Education Jubilee Commemoration: Brown v. Board and Equal Educational Opportunity” (www.conferences.uiuc.edu/brown/)

April 5, Washington, DC. “Desegregation and Resegregation: The Legacy of Brown v. Board of Education.” Showing of documentary, The Intolerable Burden, exploring the legacy of Brown through the experiences of civil rights activist Mae Bertha Carter and her children, the first African Americans to enroll in the former all-white schools in Drew, MS in 1965. Filmmaker Constance Curry & Julian Bond will discuss the film. American University Kay Spiritual Life Ctr., 202/885-3320.

April 16, College Park. “With All Deliberate Speed: Considering Brown v. the Board of Education -- Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow.” University of Maryland Democracy Collaborative. Speakers include Hon. Harry Edwards, Haynes Johnson, Walter Leonard, Jomills Braddock, Linda Faye Williams et al. 301/405-3213, nsanchez@ democracycollaborative.org

April 17, Cambridge. “A Conversation with the Brown Lawyers,” and “Re-Argument of Brown 50 Years Later” Harvard Law School (www.law.harvard.edu) (public events calendar)

April 26, New York.Brown Is Dead? Long Live Brown!” New York Law School (not to be confused with NYU). Speakers include Derrick Bell and Gary Orfield. Info from 212/431-2314, mailto:ckendall@nyls.edu

April 29, Atlanta.Brown v. Board of Education: A Dream in the Balance.” Symposium and awards dinner sponsored by the Southern Regional Council. 404/522-8764, x28, www.southerncouncil.org


May

May 7, Ann Arbor.Brown v. Board: School Integration and K-12 Education” University of Michigan (www.umich.edu/~urel/brown50/events.html)

May 15, Washington, DC. The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History will open a special exhibition, “Separate Is Not Equal: Brown v. Board of Education,” to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Brown decision. (http://americanhistory.si.edu/brown/)

May 17, Washington, DC.Brown @ 50: Fulfilling the Promise.” Opening of exhibit, “Marching Toward Justice: The History of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.” Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Hon. Damon Keith speakers. Howard University Law School, 202/806-8056, www.Brown50.org.

May 17-19, New York City (corrected date). “Brown Plus Fifty: A Renewed Agenda for Social Justice” Metropolitan Center for Urban Education, New York University (www.nyu.edu/education/metrocenter/brownplus/home.html)


July

July 14, Philadelphia. NAACP National Convention: Beyond Brown - Promise and Progress Plenary Session (www.naacp.org/action/95Convention.shtml)


October

Oct. 27-Oct. 31, Kansas City, MO. National Association for Multicultural Education’s 14th Annual International Conference, 50th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education (www.nameorg.org/conferences.html#14 international)

Visit the NAACP events site for additional listings: www.naacp.org/BvBE/brownevents.shtml

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. If you are aware of a significant conference or symposium we have overlooked, please e-mail us soon (info@prrac.org) with the information.

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