Brown vs. Board of Education and The Little Rock Nine
Two Events That Changed the Landscape of Education in America
In recognition of Black History Month, St. Louis College of Pharmacy (STLCOP) will host: “Two Stories, Two Memorable Moments That Changed the Landscape of Education in America: Brown vs. Board of Education and the Little Rock Nine.”
Featuring African-American luminaries Cheryl Brown and Ernest Green, this event will be held Thursday, Feb. 9 at 6:30 p.m. in STLCOP's Whelpley Auditorium. Following Brown and Green’s presentation, a question and answer session will be moderated by KMOX news anchor Carol Daniel. Additionally, a 5:30 p.m. reception will be held prior to the event, which is free and open to the public.
This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Please click on the link below to R.S.V.P.
Brown will discuss the landmark Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka, Kan., case of 1954, in which the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled separate schools for white and black children unconstitutional. Brown and her sister, Linda Brown, were at the center of the case. Linda faced a long commute to school each day and had been denied admission to an all-white school just five blocks from her home. The case became a class action suit involving five states and was consolidated under Brown once it reached the Supreme Court.