Education, Community, and Race: 50 years after Brown vs. the Board of Education (110kb)
 
Sophia Bracy Harris

The story of Brown vs. Board of Education is familiar. We know that on May 17, 1954 the United States Supreme Court ruled that “separate but equal facilities are inherently unequal”, referring to racial segregation in public education….That is not what I am going to speak to you about today. What I am going to share is my own personal story, as one of the students who participated in actions resulting from the Brown v. Board ruling. I will tell you about our experiences, how we were treated, what I learned and how it influenced the course of my life and the work that I am doing today. I will also share my thoughts on where we go from here, the view of a community activist.

 
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