Brown v. Board of Education, Morning Session
The 1954 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education declared segregation in public unconstitutional. The decision… read more
The 1954 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education declared segregation in public unconstitutional. The decision overturned the 1896 decision in Plessy v. Ferguson which established separate but equal segregation in facilities, public accommodations and services.
Panelist examined the Brown decision, and whether desegregation efforts in the five decades since have succeeded. A video clip was shown from the documentary “Eyes on the Prize.” The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience.
The event in the Hofstra University Student Center Theater was part of the symposium, “From Brown (1954) to Brown (1963) and Beyond: The Challenges to Advancing Race Relations in Schools and Society” The symposium was sponsored by the Hofstra Cultural Center, the Harry H. Wachtel Distinguished Teaching Professorship, the New Opportunities at Hofstra (NOAH) Program, and Claflin University in South Carolina. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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- Herman Berliner Provost Hofstra University
- Millicent E. Brown Associate Professor Claflin University->History
- Eric M. Freedman Distinguished Professor Hofstra University->Constitutional Law
- John DeWitt Gregory Distinguished Professor Hofstra University->Family Law
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