In commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of
Education, Howard University School of Law and Yale Law School
are jointly sponsoring a conference entitled, "The Legacy
of Brown v. Board of Education: Reflections on the Last Fifty
Years," in the spring of 2004. The conference will be held
in two parts, the first at Howard and the second at Yale. The
Howard conference takes place from Thursday, February 26, 2004
through Saturday, February 28, 2004. The Yale conference occurs
from Thursday, April 1, 2004 through Saturday, April, 3, 2004.
We will bring together scholars, practitioners,
and educators, as well as those intimately involved in the history
of this landmark decision, as we seek to celebrate the decision,
discuss its limitations, and understand its broad implications
for the future of our democracy.
The 50th anniversary of Brown is an obvious
time for reflecting on the history of this groundbreaking decision
and for looking ahead. The decision has not only revolutionized
our legal system. It has also profoundly reshaped American society
- from the make-up of our classrooms, to the composition of
our boardrooms; from the most casual of social interactions
to the most intimate of family relationships. Brown has redefined
our very notions of freedom and justice.
We are honored to have you join us in these
Watch the video of the Yale conference on-line!