The Legacy of Brown vs. Board of Education


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brown_vs_board_iconThe Legacy of Brown vs. Board of Education

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This year marks the 60th anniversary of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education. In declaring that “separate educational facilities are inherently unequal,” the Brown decision became a pivotal event in the ongoing struggle for racial desegregation and civil rights in the United States. To mark this anniversary, this series showcases two documentaries that chronicle the immediate and enduring impact of the Brown decision on American society. The series is sponsored by the IU Maurer School of Law, the Center for Law, Society & Culture, the Center for Research on Race & Ethnicity in Society, the Maurer student chapters of the American Constitution Society and the Black Law Student Association, and IU Cinema. Screenings are free, but ticketed.

Julian Bond is scheduled to be present at the October 16th screening of Eyes on the Prize.

Dean James Wimbush, Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs and Dean of the University Graduate School, will be introducing Julian Bond at the screening of Eyes on the Prize.

Julian Bond
Beginning with his pivotal role in the civil rights movement, Julian Bond—an expert on diversity in the law—has always been on the cutting edge of social change and leadership. As an eyewitness of watershed moments of the civil rights movement, the first black U.S. vice presidential nominee and former chairman of the NAACP, Julian Bond delivers powerful speeches on the centuries-long struggle of African Americans for equality, diversity in the shaping of laws, and civil rights moving into the future, as well as keynotes on African American’s impact on music, national affairs, and leadership.

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