YALE CONFERENCE PANEL DESCRIPTIONS

Brown 101
Brown 101 is a "teach-in" designed to introduce students and guests to the basic history, procedure, and outcome of Brown I, its companion cases, and Brown II.

Road to Brown: Law and Politics in the 1940s and 1950s
This panel will provide a broad framework of the history leading up to Brown. The discussion will examine the then-state of public education, NAACP litigation strategies, and national and international affairs that provided the context for the decision.

What Brown v. Board of Education Should Have Said
Inspired by a book of the same title, this panel provides an opportunity to reflect on Brown with a practitioner and with scholars who have written their own concurring and dissenting opinions almost fifty years later.

Beyond Brown: Courts, Congress, and Civil Rights
This panel pushes beyond the actors and issues associated with the Brown decision itself to consider the role of government and the civil rights movement in expanding equal protection during the last half of the twentieth century.

Equal But Separate? The Shape of Public Education in America Today
This panel will address the current state of American urban public education. Speakers will reflect upon issues of educational reform, integration, school funding and curricular change.

Affirmative Action: Where are We Now?
This panel will address the state of affirmative action, with special attention to the impact of the Supreme Court's recent decisions in Grutter v. Bollinger and Gratz v. Bollinger.

Brown as Icon
Brown is more than a court decision-it is a dynamic cultural, historical, and social reference point. This panel will discuss the "largeness" of Brown, and how its conception of justice has informed a range of discourses within the academy and beyond.

What Brown Means To Me
During this lunch discussion, women who locate themselves squarely in the Brown era and the enforcement years that followed will reflect upon the ways the decision impacted their personal lives and careers, and changed life in their communities.

Perspectives from the Frontline: A Conversation with Brown Litigators, the Honorable Robert Carter and the Honorable Constance Baker Motley
Judge Carter, an NAACP attorney from 1944 to 1968, and Judge Motley, an NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund attorney from 1945 to 1965, were part of the Brown litigation team. This unprecedented conversation will provide a view from the ground.

COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Howard University
School of Law

Brown@50 Project
Chair
Prof. Okianer Christian Dark
Special Assistant to Chair
Altheria D. Myers
Communications Chair
Jacqueline Young
Administrative Assistants
Mia Woodard
David Dillard
Lani Shaw

HUSL Brown Website Webmaster
Prof. Steven D. Jamar

Howard-Yale
Planning Committee
Chair
Angela Polk
Brown 101 Coordinators
Hanna Blake Brown
Ara Parker

Brown Speaker Chair
Ara Parker
High School Day Coordinators
Erica Bradley
Lucericia Messiah

Logistics
Abdul Razak Aziz
Hillary Browne

Volunteer Coordinator
Chanelle Hardy
Publicity
Anthony Santagati
Faculty Advisors
Prof. Okianer Christian Dark
Prof. Harold McDougall


Yale Law School
Chair
Damara Griffith
Speakers Chairs
Jamal Greene
Candace Jackson

Publicity Chair
Laquesha Sanders
Publicity
Carine Williams
Treasurer
Robert Davis
Registration Chairs
Phyllis Jones
Kamil Redmond

Banquet
Diarra McKinney
Logistics
Naana Frimpong
Travel & Logistics
Kevin Chambers
Ambia Harper

Faculty Advisor
Professor Drew S. Days, III