Library EventBrown v. Board of Education Anniversary Celebration with Cheryl Brown Henderson and Inclusive Teaching Awards

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Friday, June 28, 2019 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

06/28/2019 1:30pm 06/28/2019 3:00pm Brown v. Board of Education Anniversary Celebration with Cheryl Brown Henderson and Inclusive Teaching Awards

Have you ever wondered what it was like to live in an era when Black children were not allowed to go to the same schools as white children? Have you ever wondered what it was like to have parents who refused to accept that? Hear from someone who knows the answers firsthand in this exciting program!

2019 marks the 65th anniversary of the landmark case Brown v. Board of Education. In Brown, the US Supreme Court overturned the “separate but equal” justification for racial segregation in public facilities that had been in place since 1896. Schools, waiting rooms, buses, even water fountains were segregated. Facilities were supposed to be “equal” in order to satisfy the Equal Protection clause of the 14th Amendment, but in practice they never were.

Dr. Cheryl Brown Henderson, daughter of named plaintiff Oliver Brown, will provide personal reflections on her family’s experience, the Brown case, and educational policy. Brown Henderson is the Founding President of The Brown Foundation for Educational Equity, Excellence and Research, and owner of Brown & Associates, an educational consulting firm. She has an extensive background in education, business and civic leadership.

Join us to hear Dr. Brown Henderson and to help the Iowa City Department of Equity and Human Rights recognize local high school teachers with Inclusive Teaching Awards for expanding upon the legacy of Brown by truly recognizing the worth of every child in their classes. A reception with light refreshments will follow.

Background reading:

 

Sponsors include:

Platinum level ($1000 and above): UI College of Education;
Silver level ($250-$499): UI College of Law, UI Student Legal Services, UI Community Credit Union;
Bronze level (under $250): UI Center for Human Rights, Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature

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Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C

Have you ever wondered what it was like to live in an era when Black children were not allowed to go to the same schools as white children? Have you ever wondered what it was like to have parents who refused to accept that? Hear from someone who knows the answers firsthand in this exciting program!

2019 marks the 65th anniversary of the landmark case Brown v. Board of Education. In Brown, the US Supreme Court overturned the “separate but equal” justification for racial segregation in public facilities that had been in place since 1896. Schools, waiting rooms, buses, even water fountains were segregated. Facilities were supposed to be “equal” in order to satisfy the Equal Protection clause of the 14th Amendment, but in practice they never were.

Dr. Cheryl Brown Henderson, daughter of named plaintiff Oliver Brown, will provide personal reflections on her family’s experience, the Brown case, and educational policy. Brown Henderson is the Founding President of The Brown Foundation for Educational Equity, Excellence and Research, and owner of Brown & Associates, an educational consulting firm. She has an extensive background in education, business and civic leadership.

Join us to hear Dr. Brown Henderson and to help the Iowa City Department of Equity and Human Rights recognize local high school teachers with Inclusive Teaching Awards for expanding upon the legacy of Brown by truly recognizing the worth of every child in their classes. A reception with light refreshments will follow.

Background reading:

 

Sponsors include:

Platinum level ($1000 and above): UI College of Education;Silver level ($250-$499): UI College of Law, UI Student Legal Services, UI Community Credit Union;Bronze level (under $250): UI Center for Human Rights, Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature

If you need disability-related accommodations in order to participate in this event, please contact the Library.

This event is open to the public.

Cosponsor

Cosponsor Organization: Iowa City Human Rights Commission

Cosponsor Name: Kristin Watson

Cosponsor Phone: 319-356-5015