The Real Story of School Desegregation

Headline from 1954
Headline from 1954

Brown v. Board of Education

  On May 17, 1954, the Supreme Court handed down the most significant decision of its time, Brown v. Board of Education, making school segregation illegal in the United States. Although most of us think it was a single case and decision, it took years of hard legal and sociological work to win the decision. The research of Dr. Kenneth B. Clark and his infamous ‘doll test’ played a significant role in the court’s decision.  

This Friday, will we investigate the many intricate circumstances related to the case, and the various efforts involved resulting in the decision. If ever the term legal struggle applies to a court decision, this one hits the top of the list. Not only were Black attorneys facing all white justices, the effort to get a unanimous vote was just as strenuous.

Join us to learn about this historic event in American history. Bring your high school and college aged young people so they can get a better understanding of the seriousness of education.

Remember, if you come early, you can relax to some of the best Black music available. 

Class is this Friday, beginning at 7:00pm sharp at the new location; Yvonne Brathwaite Burke Ladera Park Community Center (4750 62nd Street, first block west of La Brea Ave  in Los Angeles, across from Ladera Park).

Classes are $15 per session or $100 for the entire course.  Certicates will be awarded to participants who complete the course.

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