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Brown: 60 and Beyond

Friday, May 16th & Saturday, May 17th, 2014

New York University

This commemorative conference seeks to tackle the question: has progress been made in eliminating racial barriers and expanding racial equality through education since this historic ruling?  The 2-day event includes a book launch, film screening and panel discussions.


Education and Civil Rights Conference

Friday, June 6th - Sunday, June 8th, 2014

Penn State University

The primary goal of this conference is to address the inability of many students of color to access high-quality pre–K through higher education.



From Birmingham to Barack: The Politics & Progress of the Civil Rights Movement, 1963-2013

This panel discussion with historians, filmmakers and scholars, hosted by the University of Chicago and moderated by political analyst Juan Williams, examines the impact of the 1963 Civil Rights Movement and its legacy.


Presidential Recordings of Lyndon B. Johnson

This is the first installment of what will be the widest selection of presidential recordings from Lyndon B. Johnson, who signed the historic Civil Rights Act in 1964, and achieved the passing of the Voting Rights Act in 1965.


Thurgood Marshall Before the Court

Thurgood Marshall led the legal campaign against racial segregation, culminating in the landmark Brown v. Board case, which he argued before the Supreme Court. In 1967, he became the first African-American justice appointed to the Supreme Court. This multimedia site features a timeline of significant events in Marshall's life, national points of interest, and a radio documentary about Marshall. 


Reexamining Brown:  Lesson Plan with Resources

PBS Learning Media offers a three-part lesson plan for grades 9-12 on the Civil Rights Movement, with suggested topics for discussion, and a resources section including archival news footage, primary sources, and interview segments.


Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle Film Series

Created Equal brings together four documentary films supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, spanning the period from the 1830s to the 1960s. The NEH initiative, which includes teacher resources, seeks to inspire public conversations about “the ideals of freedom and equality that have helped bridge deep racial and cultural divides in our civic life.”








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