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October 25, 2004

Unfinished Legacy: Brown v. Board of Education at Fifty

National Expert on Brown v. Board of Education Decision Joins UO Panel to Discuss the 50th Anniversary of the Landmark Desegregation Case

Did the landmark 1954 decision end legal racial segregation in U.S. schools forever? Or did it not? University of Oregon professors and a nationally-recognized expert on the case will discuss the significance of Brown v. Board of Education at a panel discussion on Tuesday, October 27 from 4 to 6 p.m. in Room 175 of the UO School of Law, 1515 Agate St. in Eugene. It is free and open to the public.

“Unfinished Legacy: Brown v. Board of Education at Fifty” features Ray Diamond, Tulane University professor, attorney and race relations expert. He is coauthor of the award-winning book, Brown v. Board of Education: Caste, Culture and Constitution. He will sign his book at a reception in the law school’s Morse Commons after the panel discussion.

Panelists include Robert Tsai, UO assistant professor of law; Naomi Zack, UO professor of philosophy; and Gregory Vincent, vice provost for institutional equity and diversity, and UO professor of law. Keith Aoki, UO professor of law, moderates.

The event is sponsored by the UO Provost’s office and the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics.

MORSE CENTER WEBSITE: http://www.uoregon.edu/~morse/

INFO: (541) 346-3699.

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