The Illinois Humanities Council, the History Club at UIS, and the Lincoln Public Library co-sponsor a discussion of the local impact of this landmark Supreme Court decision
CHICAGO— The Illinois Humanities Council (IHC), the History Club at the University of Illinois at Springfield, and The Lincoln Public Library will present “The Legacy of Brown in District 186: The Struggle Continues” on Thursday, October 14 at 7:00 p.m. at the Lincoln Public Library, Carnegie Room in Springfield. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A CHANGE IN EVENT LOCATION.
This panel discussion will reflect on the efforts to desegregate schools in Springfield school District 186 and will assess the results of those efforts. Panelists will include G. Cullom Davis and Roger Bridges, plaintiffs in the desegregation case; Teresa Haley, a former student in District 186 during the legal battle; and a current representative from District 186.
This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis only. Please call Cecilia Stiles Cornell at 217.206.7430 for more information or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. This event venue is wheelchair accessible. If you need a sign interpreter, or have a disability and may require accommodation to fully participate in this event, please call the IHC at 312.422.5580.
These events are part of “Brown v. Board 50 Years Later: Conversations on Integration, Race, and the Courts” — a free, year-long series of programs going on around Illinois from April 2004-May 2005. For more information about this series, please visit www.bvb50.org. or contact the IHC at 312.422.5580 or via email at email@example.com.
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