Fulfilling the Promise

Howard University

School of Law

Howard University School of Law

Brown@50:  HUSL, NAACP, LDF, & Smithsonian Sponsored Symposium and Town Hall Meeting on

Race & Rights: Conference and Town Hall Meeting


February 20-21, 2004

Panel I:  Before Brown

Panel II: The Aftermath

Panel III:  Intergenerational Town Hall Meeting

Before Brown: Freedom Struggles, White Privilege, and Segregation

Facilitator: Pete Daniel, NMAH

Reginald Hildebrand, UNC, "Education at the Dawn of Freedom: Competing Views"
Frank Wu, HUSL, “Bridge Building Through Brown: Asian Americans and Equal Opportunity”
Linda Williams, UMCP, “The Constraint of Race”
Raymond Gavins, Duke University and Woodrow Wilson Fellow, “Remembering Jim Crow: African American Life in the Segregated South”

Gavin, Williams, Wu, Daniel


Gavin taking in a point

Pete Daniel

Raymond Gavin

Linda Williams



Frank Wu


Wu, Daniel, Gavin, Williams



Brown and Its Aftermath: Desegregation, Resegregation, and the Shifting Political-Sociocultural Landscapes

Facilitator: Genna Rae McNeil, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


J. Clay Smith, HUSL, “Roads to Brown and Roads After Brown
Ron Walters, Political Science, U. of Md., “The 1954 Decision and Conservative Reaction”
Diane Pinderhughes, U. of Ill., Wilson Institute, “The 1954 Decision and the Civil Rights Legislation of the 1960s”
Linda Greene, U. of Wisc., “From Brown to Grutter; Toward an Inclusive Vision of Racial Equality”


Greene, Pindehughes, McNeil, Smith, Walters

Ron Walters

Pinderhughes, Walters, Smith, McNeil, Greene

Question from a member of the audience

Diane Pinderhughes

Genna Rae McNeil

J.Clay Smith

Linda Greene

A point made with humor

Howard University School of Law Town Hall Meeting:

‘An Intergenerational Conversation About Brown v. Board of Education

Facilitator: Professor Charles Ogletree, Harvard University Law School


Jaclyn Cole, HUSL Student
Daniel Collins, HUSL Student
Brumit De Laine
Marisa Demeo
Wade Henderson
Hank Jones, HUSL Professor
Alana Murray
John Stokes
Craig Thompson
Michael Wegner
Lia Wright-Teconi

Okianer Christian Dark & Panel

Hank Jones

Wade Henderson

David Ari Collins

Brumit De Laine


Question from audience member

Michael Wenger

Marisa Demeo

Question from the audience


Charles Ogletree & Panel

Stokes & Murray

Jaclyn Cole

Henderson responds to Ogletree

Craig Thompson

Lia Wright-Tesconi

Question from the Audience

Alana Murray

Hank Jones responds to a question

Charles Ogletree questions the panel





photos by: Smithsonian Institution