Here’s some information about an event to be held tomorrow, featuring the sisters named in the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court case:
“- What: An interactive panel talk with the sisters whose father was the lead plaintiff in the historic Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court case that outlawed segregation in the nation’s public schools 50 years ago.
– Who: Linda Brown Thompson and Cheryl Brown Henderson
– When: 6 p.m. Monday in Rackham Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.
– Students involved: The six U-M undergraduates on the panel are Boatemaa Ntiri, Troy; Rachel Robbins, Philadelphia; Alexander Robinson, Detroit; Paul Spurgeon, Royal Oak; Priya Sehgal, Cincinnati; and Myrna Vaca, Miami.
– Format: There will be a two-minute video of what Ann Arbor and U-M were like in 1954 and how the case affected it. After the Brown sisters speak, they will interact with the panelists.
Other related events:
– Lani Guinier, the first African-American woman appointed to a tenured professorship at Harvard Law School, will deliver the Martin Luther King Symposium keynote address at 10 a.m. Jan. 19 in Hill Auditorium.
– Harvard law professor Christopher Edley Jr. will discuss ’50 Years Since Brown v. Board of Education’ at 2 p.m. on Jan. 19 in the Michigan Union Ballroom.”