May 13, 2004 • Volume 12 Number 17

May 14 Event Examines Landmark 'Brown v. Board'

The impact of the momentous Supreme Court decision 50 years ago that cleared the way for school integration - and helped set the stage for the civil rights movement - will be the subject of a lecture tomorrow in Robsham Theater by Harvard Law School professor Charles Ogletree Jr.

The lecture, "Brown v Board, 1954-2004," will begin at 7 p.m.

Ogletree, who is the Jesse Climenko Professor of Law at Harvard, has made an international reputation through his analysis of complex issues of law and efforts to promote equality in the American justice system. He has been selected by the National Law Journal as one of the 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America and is a recipient of the Charles Hamilton Houston Medallion of Merit, whose previous winners include former Supreme Court Justices Thurgood Marshall and William Brennan.

Two speakers will offer responses to Ogletree's lecture: Boston College Trustee Associate Benaree P. Wiley, who is president and CEO of The Partnership Inc., which seeks to increase the representation of African-Americans in positions of leadership, influence and authority in Boston; and Boston University School of Social Work Dean Emeritus Hubie Jones, a key advocate for populations of children, such as those who are disabled or from poor or non-English speaking families, historically marginalized in, or excluded from, the Massachusetts education system.

Following the lecture, Ogletree will sign copies of his book All Deliberate Speed: Reflections on the First Half Century of Brown v. Board of Education.

Seating is limited for the lecture. For more information, call ext.2-4820.

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