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FSU to Present Speaker on “Brown vs. Board of Education”

In commemoration of the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court case outlawing the “separate but equal” standard decided May 17, 1954, Frostburg State University will host Dr. Lenneal J. Henderson’s presentation on “Brown vs. Board of Education - Context and Legacy” on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m. in the Lane University Center’s Manicur Assembly Hall.

Henderson will discuss the landmark case and its trail of cases leading up to today’s controversies in educational equality. He will consider the effects of shifting demographics, the changing socioeconomic and educational context and content of school segregation, the shift from rights to resources, the quality of education with regard to issues of multiculturalism and diversity and a number of other related issues.

Henderson is distinguished professor of government and public administration and senior fellow at the William Donald Schaefer Center for Public Policy and a senior fellow in the Hoffberger Center for Professional Ethics at the University of Baltimore. He is a member of the Maryland Humanities Council and a member of its speakers bureau. He serves on numerous boards of directors and has been a consultant to federal, state and local government, the corporate sector and the non-profit sector for more than 30 years in a variety of areas including education policy, housing, energy management and environmental policy. Henderson has lectured or consulted in many countries including India, Chile, Egypt, the Czech Republic, Israel, Japan, Russia, South Africa, Namibia, Kenya and Ethiopia. He has also served as the director of ethnic studies at the University of San Francisco and has published in the areas of urban policy, public policy, African American politics and public administration. He received his A.B., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California, Berkeley.

This event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by FSU’s African American Studies Program, AA/EEO, Black Student Alliance, Diversity Office, NAACP and Delta Sigma Theta.

For more information, contact John O'Rorke at 301-687-4277.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. You may request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office at 301-687-4102, TDD 301-687-7955.

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