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Brown v. Board: Cheryl Brown Henderson and the Legacy of the 1954 Supreme Court Case 

02-18-2021 21:25

One of the most significant landmark cases in the history of the United States, the 1954 Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education compiled cases from five communities across the South, East, and Midwest to desegregate American schools. Late last year, the National Trust identified work related to expanding the narrative surrounding Brown v. Board as one of our National Treasures.

As part of the work of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund, we will continue to broaden our understanding of Brown v. Board of Education through a webinar series that will highlight the people, places, and stories from each of the states involved in the landmark case.

Join us for the first webinar in this series featuring Cheryl Brown Henderson, the founding president of the Brown Foundation for Educational Equity, Excellence and Research and one of the authors of the recently released "Recovering Untold Stories: An Enduring Legacy of the Brown v. Board of Education Decision."

In addition to sharing some history about the case, this session will also include updates on the work to preserve and tell the full story of Brown v. Board.

Learn how to contact your elected officials at savingplaces.org/brown-v-boe and join in on the sign on letter (in applicable states) by emailing brownvboe@savingplaces.org.

Additional Links: 

Learn more about the National Treasure: savingplaces.org/brown-v-boe
Brown Foundation for Educational Equity, Excellence, and Research
Recovering Untold Stories: An Enduring Legacy of the Brown V. Board of Education Decision by Cheryl Brown Henderson 
Story: How Black Women Changed the Face of Education in America
Story: Rosenwald Fellows and the Journey to Brown v. Board of Education
More on Civil Rights leader Barbara Rose Johns
The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Us and How We Can Prosper Togeher by Heather Mcghee 
Story on Leona Tate Foundation and AACHAF Sites in New Orleans

This Webinar took place February 18, 2021.