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Webinar Today: The 60th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education

On May 17, 1954, the Supreme Court made its landmark decision in the Brown vs. Board of Education case. Sixty years later, it seems schools are more racially isolated than ever, and the education disparities for children of color continue to increase. 

Today at 2 p.m., our EWA webinar (Still Separate and Unequal? Brown v. Board at 60) will help you get up to speed on the new realities of campus diversity and the opportunity gap as we approach this important milestone. Joining us will be two expert reporters who have explored desegregation – an re-segregation – in depth:

  • Sarah Garland is the K-12 editor of The Hechinger Report, and author of Divided We Fail, which looked at a lawsuit filed by African Americans challenging desegregation efforts in Louisville, Ky., and another landmark ruling by the Supreme Court in 2007. She will offers questions to ask and story ideas to steal when covering a key anniversary in the nation’s effort to desegregate schools. 
  • Nikole Hannah-Jones joined Pro Publica in 2011 and covers civil rights with a focus on segregation and discrimination in housing and schools. She worked at The Oregonian and The News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C.  She received numerous accolades and awards Her 2012 coverage of federal failures to enforce the landmark 1968 Fair Housing Act. In her latest piece, Segregation Now, Hannah-Jones explores how separate and unequal education is gaining ground in the nation’s public schools, and its implications for the Brown v. Board legacy. 

Today’s webinar is open to the public, and as always we’ll leave time for Q&A with our presenters. However, space is limited (and filling up quickly) so I encourage to register now. 


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