Brown v. Board of Education

Please be advised this program has been POSTPONED. 


The program is open to anyone interested how this seminal case made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court, which noted the unconstitutionality of state laws that had established separate public schools for black and white students.

 

A light supper (sandwiches and salads) will be available prior to the program.

 

Content:

• History

            Pre-Brown conditions

            Case history

            Implementation issues

Notable achievements

• Post-Brown issues

Groups impacted – then and now

            The rise in bilingual education

Prevalence of more segregation in schools today

School suspensions and disparate impact of same on racial/ethnic groups

 

Participants:

Hon. George Bundy Smith (ret.)

Professor Deborah Archer, New York Law School

Juan Cartagena, President and General Counsel, Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund


Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.