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Celebrate the Constitution! The One Woman Show

Date: 

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Mount Laurel Campus, Laurel Hall, Room 320

Celebrate the Constitution!

Please join RCBC Adjunct Professor Dr. Jessica Davis for her lecture on the "One Woman Show"

The landmark civil rights case, Brown v. Board of Education (1954), is one of the most significant decisions of the twentieth century as it leads to the development of the desegregation policy for public education in the United States from the 1950s to the present. The U.S. Secretary of Education, Rod Paige, described Brown as one of the greatest decisions of the Supreme Court and states in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education: “Education is a civil right. To deny that right is to cancel all rights. An educated child is a child who can grow up to be a full participant in society, voting, finding meaningful work, getting involved in the community, and working to achieve his or her own dream”. The same sentiment about education described by Secretary Paige echoes in the annals of the late 1940s through the 1950s with the civil rights activism of Mrs. Esther E. Brown, a White Jewish woman, led the movement to desegregate public education in the early 1950s. Thurgood Marshall called her the "One Woman Show."

This event is part of the RCBC "Constitution Month" celebration that is being held throughout the month of September. Please contact Political Science Instructor and Program Coordinator Ken Mariano at KMariano@rcbc.edu for more information.