Impact of Brown v. Board of Education to Be Examined at Law School Symposium
Jack Greenberg, one of the NAACP lawyers who successfully argued Brown v. Board of Education, the landmark 1954 Supreme Court case that ended racial segregation in America's public schools, will give the keynote address at a University of Virginia School of Law symposium February 20-21 that will examine the ruling's impact from the vantage point of its 50th anniversary. The case had a profound effect on American society and gave impetus to the nascent Civil Rights movement.
Sponsored by the Virginia Law Review and the Center for the Study of Race and Law, the symposium will feature distinguished national scholars on three panels that will focus on the case's impact on American society and law.
Greenberg, now a professor at Columbia University will speak at 4:15 p.m., February 20, in Caplin Pavilion. Immediately following his address, the first panel will address Brown's effect on school integration. The second panel, meeting Saturday at 10:30 a.m., will focus on Brown's impact on the Civil Rights movement. The final panel, beginning at 1:15 p.m. on Saturday, will discuss Brown's implications for the interpretation of the Constitution.
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20
KEYNOTE ADDRESS by Jack Greenberg, Professor of Law at Columbia University, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, 1949-1984.
BROWN AND SCHOOL INTEGRATION
|SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21|
BROWN AND THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT
LUNCH in Scott Commons
BROWN AND CONSTITUTIONAL THEORY