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Separate Is Not Equal: Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education

May 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Florida Press Educational Services and the FSU Civil Rights Institute present a community discussion on the history and continuing impact of Brown v. Board of Education in the Sunshine State. Brown v. Board of Education was one of the most pivotal court cases ever decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. On May 17, 1954, Chief Justice Earl Warren delivered the unanimous decision of the Court, stating that We conclude that in the field of public education the doctrine of separate but equal has no place. Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal. This landmark decision began the long battle toward school integration in Florida and nationwide.

Doors open at 6:00 pm, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A at 6:30 pm. Featured panelists includes Doby Flowers, FSU’s first African American Homecoming Queen and co-founder of the FSU Civil Rights Institute; Fred Flowers, J.D., FSU’s first African-American athlete and co-founder of the FSU Civil Rights Institute; Charquia Wright, J.D., Assistant Professor of Law at Florida State University; and, Darius J. Young, Ph.D., author and Professor of History at Florida A&M University.

This event is free to attend but an RSVP by May 3 is required. Visitor parking is available in the Traditions Way Garage across from the HCB Classroom Building. Funding for this panel discussion is provided in part with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and in partnership with the Florida Press Educational Services. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Event Date/time:

May 6 @ 6:30 pm -
May 6 @ 8:30 pm


Presenter Information:
Featured Panelists Include: Doby Flowers, FSU's First African American Homecoming Queen and Co-Founder, FSU Civil Rights Institute; Fred Flowers, FSU's First African-American Athlete and Co-Founder, FSU Civil Rights Institute; Charquia Wright, J.D. Assistant Professor of Law, FSU; and, Darius Young, Ph.D., Author and Professor of History, Florida A&M University
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Event Contact:

Sue Bedry
(727) 893-8969

Event Venue:

Florida State University Main Campus
600 W College Ave.
Tallahassee, Florida 32306
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Venue Phone:
(727) 893-8969

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