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U.Va. Law School Symposium Examines Impact Of Brown V. Board Of Education

February 12, 2004 -- Jack Greenberg, one of the NAACP lawyers who successfully argued Brown v. Board of Education, the landmark 1954 Supreme Court case 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.

Sponsored 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.

Greenberg, now a professor at Columbia University, will speak Feb. 20 at 4:15 p.m., in Caplin Pavilion. Immediately following his 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, will discuss Brown’s implications for the interpretation of the Constitution.

For more information, e-mail lawrev@virginia.edu or visit the symposium web page at www.law.virginia.edu/brown.

Contact: Mike Marshall, (434) 924-3763

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (434) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (434) 924-7550.

SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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