A Turn to Justice: Examining the Dream of Brown and the Civil Rights Act

A Turn To Justice Program Book

In 2014, we celebrated the 60th anniversary of the decision by the United  States Supreme Court in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka and the 50th  anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Despite the passage of 50  years or more, significant disparities related to race and ethnicity exist  with respect to both education and employment. 

As a result, we must also consider how far we have yet to go in light of these disparities in both education and employment. Our best hope for creating greater change is to better understand how so little has changed despite the passage of 50 or more years since the occurrence of these landmark moments in civil rights history. 

On August 8, 2014, A Turn to Justice: Examining the Dream of Brown and the Civil Rights Act was held during the 2014 ABA Annual Meeting in Boston. The program also included a photo exhibit display and a special presentation of the Freedom Riders. Panelists discussed the impact of Brown v. Board of Education and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as well as strategies for reducing existing disparities. 

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