"Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal."
1954 U.S. Supreme Court decision - Brown v. Board of Education
On Tuesday, May 13, in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, community leaders and members in San Francisco gathered for an engaging and thought provoking conversation at the California Historical Society. We want to thank all those who attended, presented, and sponsored this event.
While attendees heralded many of the accomplishments of Brown that put an end to blatantly discriminatory and racist practices and policies, they also addressed many current concerns, including inequitable distribution of resources and disparate treatment based on race, that continue to linger in today’s public schools putting the legacy of Brown v. Board of Education in jeopardy.
The Lawyers’ Committee will continue to engage this important civil rights issue, speaking truth to power whenever necessary to advocate for equal opportunity for all.
This program was made possible with generous support from:
Bingham McCutchen LLP
University of San Francisco, School of Education
This event was co-sponsored by The San Francisco Human Rights Commission, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area, Universityof San Francisco School of Education, Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth, and the California Historical Society.