April 23-May 27, 2004
Vol. 34, Issue 8
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‘We want to see results!’
Board of Visitors calls for progress on diversity issues
Adams sees program review as an engine of progress
Senate to students: Reject lying and cheating in your midst
Headlines @ U.Va.
Faculty Actions
U.Va. digital history center reaches out to Virginia schools
It’s Personal: An aspiring group of teachers makes learning meaningful
Casteen: Budget stalemate won’t close University
Wise leadership
WHTJ marks Brown anniversary
Feast for the soul: Sufi devotional music of Pakistan
Talk to cover Health System’s master plan
Bowen urges ‘class-based affirmative action’
WHTJ marks Brown anniversary

On May 17, 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its historic ruling in Brown v. the Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of this milestone, the Community Idea Stations are offering two special television programs that look at this case from its hard-fought history to its impact decades later.
More than 10 years since its debut on PBS, “The Road to Brown” returns to WHTJ Charlottesville PBS on May 6 at 10 p.m. Created by the late William
Elwood, U.Va. professor and civil rights activist, this one-hour documentary tells the story of the ground-breaking legal assault led by a daring black lawyer named Charles Hamilton Houston. His efforts, and those of attorneys like Thurgood Marshall who assisted him,
resulted in the landmark Brown decision and helped launch the Civil Rights Movement.

Emmy Award-winning director Stanley Nelson examines the
legal battle that ended school segregation in “Beyond Brown:
Pursuing the Promise.” This new program looks at the ruling’s history and explores the impact and influence of the decision years later — including contemporary debates on student tracking, high-stakes testing, school financing and busing. It airs on WHTJ on May 12 at 10 p.m.


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