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

June 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Community Tampa Bay, the Tampa Bay Times Newspaper in Education program, Florida Press Educational Services and Beulah Baptist Institutional Church invite the public for a community discussion on the history and the 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 towards school integration in Florida and nationwide.

Schedule of Events

  • 5:30 PM: Doors Open
  • 6 PM: Panel Discussion
  • 7 PM: Q & A

Participating panelists include Chloe J. Coney, CEO of the Community Enterprise Group; Fred Hearns, Curator of Black History at the Tampa Bay History Center; Gwen Myers, Hillsborough County Commissioner; Brenda L. Walker, Ph.D. and J.D, Professor of the Exceptional Student Education Program and Director at CAROUSEL Center, USF.

Registration is suggested but not required to attend by June 1.

Funding for this community conversation is provided in part through Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and in partnership with 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.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

June 4 @ 5:30 pm -
June 4 @ 7:30 pm


Presenter Information:
Chloe J. Coney, CEO, Community Enterprise Group, LLC Fred Hearns, Curator of Black History, Tampa Bay History Center Gwen Myers, Hillsborough County Commissioner Brenda L. Walker, Ph.D., J.D., Professor, Exceptional Student Education Program and Director, CAROUSEL Center, USF
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Event Contact:

Sue Bedry
(727) 893-8969

Event Venue:

Beulah Baptist Institutional Church
A. Leon Lowry Center 1006 W Cypress Street
Tampa, Florida 33606
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Venue Phone:
(727) 893-8969

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