DNR To Commemorate Brown V. Board Of Education 50th Anniversary
ANNAPOLIS -- The Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources (DNR) Office of Fair Practices will commemorate the Supreme Court decision Brown V. Board of Education, which desegregated public schools in the United States. This year is the 50th anniversary of the ruling.
The day’s events will include a viewing of the half-hour documentary, “People of Brown”, at the Tawes Building, 580 Taylor Ave. in Annapolis on Tuesday, Sept. 7th, at 12 noon. The videotape features a number of Marylanders who were impacted by the historic Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, U.S. Supreme Court decision, on May 17, 1954, which ended racial segregation within U.S. public education.
Two Maryland state government employees, Mr. Michael Mitchell, of Maryland Transportation Authority and Ms. Juanita Cage-Lewis, of the state Department of Housing and Community Development, who are featured in the documentary, will be present at this event.
Mitchell and Cage-Lewis will open a discussion with the audience significance of the Brown decision and how it has changed public education.
More information can be obtained by calling the DNR Office of Fair Practices at 410-260-8058.