Brown v. Board Participants to Speak at UMKC

April 10-11, University of Missouri-Kansas City Symposium, 5100 Rockhill Rd, Kansas City, Mo.

In commemoration of the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education and the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Michigan State University and the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) have organized the two-day event, “Pursuing the Dreams of Brown and the Civil Rights Act: A Living History of the Fight for Educational Equality.”

The public is invited to explore American history by listening to presentations from historians and active participants in landmark school desegregation Supreme Court Cases. Presentations will provide an in-depth view of crucial cases including Brown v. Board of Education (1954), Mendez v. Westminster (1946), Missouri v. Jenkins (1995) and more. Speakers at one institution will be broadcasted over to the other, so attendees won’t miss a thing!

The presenters at UMKC will include: Jack Greenburg, the Alphonse Fletcher, Jr. Professor of Law at Columbia University, who was on the NAACP legal team for Brown v. Board (1954) and Cheryl Brown Henderson, the daughter of plaintiff Oliver Brown. Gonzalo Mendez, litigant in Mendez, will also be speaking.

There is no cost to attend and no need to RSVP. Visit for the full symposium program and other details.