[PAST EVENT] Brown v. Board at 70 Symposium

February 16, 2024 - February 17, 2024
2:30pm - 12:30pm
Law School, Room 127
613 S Henry St
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
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  • Free food

Almost seventy years ago, on May 17, 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court decided the landmark case of Brown v. Board of Education declaring that racially segregated schools violated the Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution. It is perhaps the single most important decision the Supreme Court has ever issued; its impact can be felt in education policy, critical race studies, constitutional theory (e.g., the 14th Amendment) and even in modern debates about Supreme Court reform. Today -- more than a generation later -- what is Brown’s legacy? What have we learned? What has changed? What will Brown mean to future generations?

In February 2024, legal scholars and education scholars will convene in Williamsburg, Virginia to tackle those questions, and to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Brown v. Board. Mike Klarman, the Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History at Harvard Law School and awarding-winning author of From Jim Crow to Civil Rights, will serve as the keynote speaker.

Sponsored by: The Institute of Bill of Rights Law, The Institute for the Study of Education, Democracy, and Justice, William & Mary Law Review