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The Price Paid for Brown: Desegregation and the Expulsion of Black Teachers — Implications Then & Now

The final installment of the Education & Democracy Webinar Series discusses the historic role of Black educators in school desegregation efforts, the retaliation they faced as a result, and the ongoing implications as a consequence of Brown v. Board of Education. This program also explores how COVID-19 has further exposed the failures of public policy to bridge the cultural, technical, and economic divide in public education.


  • Congressman Bobby Scott, U.S. Representative for Virginia's 3rd Congressional District; Chairman, House Committee on Education and Labor
  • Tanya Clay House, Senior Program Officer for Voting Rights, State Infrastructure Fund, NEO Philanthropy; Former Deputy U.S. Assistant Secretary for P-12 Education, U.S. Department of Education
  • Leslie T. Fenwick, Dean Emeritus and Professor, Howard University School of Education; Dean in Residence, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
  • Dr. Reg Weaver, Former President, National Education Association (NEA); Vice President, Education International (EI)


  • Dr. Cynthia Swann, Council Member, ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice; Co-Chair, African American Affairs Committee, ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice; Co-Chair, Education Committee, ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice

Co-Sponsors: ABA Center on Children and the LawABA Center for Public Interest LawABA Division for Public EducationABA Section of State and Local Government LawABA Standing Committee on Election Law


Presentations: Tanya Clay HouseLeslie T. Fenwick

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