Hear firsthand accounts of how the Supreme Court decision, Brown vs. Topeka Board of Education, changed the lives of four members of the IU Northwest community on Wednesday, April 21 at Noon in the Women’s Center, located in the Savannah Center, room 207.
Fifty years ago the Supreme Court declared school segregation illegal. Ernest Smith, vice chancellor for student affairs; William Lee, retired director of admissions and financial aid; Barbara Cope, retired vice chancellor for student affairs; and History Professor Paul Kern, Ph.D. share their memories of life in the segregated South and the tumultuous times that followed the Supreme Court decision.
Also, in celebration of this historic day, a continuous showing of "Eyes on the Prize," a compelling documentary on the civil rights movement will be shown in the Women’s Center from 8 a.m. to Noon and again from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
This event is sponsored by the Department of History, the Department of Minority Studies and the Center for Cultural Discovery and Learning Diversity Programming Group at IU Northwest. For more information, please call (219)980-6655.