Law School Symposium Examines Impact Of Brown V. Board Of Education
February 12, 2004 --
Greenberg, one of the NAACP lawyers who successfully argued Brown
v. Board of Education, the landmark 1954 Supreme Court
that ended racial segregation in America’s public schools,
will give the keynote address at a University of Virginia School
of Law symposium Feb. 20 and 21. The symposium will use the vantage
point of the ruling’s 50th anniversary to examine its profound
effect on American society and the impetus it gave to the nascent
Civil Rights Movement.
by the Virginia Law Review and the University of Virginia 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.
now a professor at Columbia University, will speak Feb. 20
at 4:15 p.m., in Caplin Pavilion. Immediately following
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,
implications for the interpretation of the Constitution.
more information, e-mail email@example.com or visit the symposium
web page at www.law.virginia.edu/brown.
Mike Marshall, (434) 924-3763