The Legacy of Brown v. Board of Education, 70 Years Later

William G. McGowan Theater
Washington, DC

Thursday, May 16, 2024 - 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

In person and online

The 1954 Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education altered the landscape of education in the United States. This civil rights landmark decision ruled that separating children in public schools based on race was unconstitutional. In celebration of the 70th anniversary of this decision, join us for an evening of conversation with former law clerks of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. Speakers include Sheryll D. Cashin of Georgetown Law School and Randall L. Kennedy of Harvard Law School, moderated by the Honorable Michael K. Powell, President & CEO, NCTA–The Internet & Television Association.

Welcome and opening remarks will be provided by Archivist of the United States Dr. Colleen Shogan, National Archives Foundation Chair Secretary Rodney Slater, and Vice President of Public Policy at Verizon Anthony Lewis.

This program is made possible in part by the National Archives Foundation through the generous support of Verizon.

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