The 60th and 50th anniversaries of Brown v. Board of Education and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 respectively are pivotal milestones that changed the course of US history. As we pause to remember and reflect on the changes that came after the Brown decision and this landmark legislation, particularly in the context of public education, we are also reminded of the inequalities that remain.
These inequalities can be seen throughout the nation and are starkly apparent here in the District of Columbia. This panel of experts discuss historical perspectives of Brown and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and their lasting impact on equal access to quality education in the District's public school system.
The panel is moderated by Allison Brown, President of Allison Brown Consulting and former civil rights attorney at the US Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, Educational Opportunities Section.