Kansas Studies Institute
Pictured above: "The Native American" by Stan Herd, done in a 20-acre field.
Cheryl Brown Henderson, daughter of the plaintiff in Brown v. Topeka Board of Education speaks Feb. 12, 13.
The public is invited to these free events.
Brown v. Board of Education - Voices of the Legacy
Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013
11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Craig Community Auditorium
Room 233, General Education Building (campus map)
Johnson County Community College
12345 College Blvd.
Overland Park, KS 66210
The Judicial Past of Kansas - Giving Meaning to the 14th Amendment
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013
6:30, reception, Regnier Center Atrium
7 pm. presentation, M.R. and Evelyn Hudson Auditorium
Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art
The daughter of the lead plaintiff Oliver L. Brown in the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka will discuss that case and the 14th Amendment during a public lecture at Johnson County Community College.
"The free-state heritage, geographical location and post-Civil-War composition of its population positioned Kansas to play a pivotal role in the major question of the meaning of the 14th Amendment of the United States Constitution,” writes Brown Henderson. “Ongoing struggles with the 14th Amendment are fueled by those seeking to legitimize the concept of a 21st-century ruling class.
In 1988, Brown Henderson founded the Brown Foundation, which provided more than 100 scholarships to minority students, curriculum on the Brown decision to schools, and programs on diversity and educational issues. She is also the owner of Brown & Associates, an educational consulting firm, where she uses her two decades of experience in education, business and civic leadership. Brown Henderson has been invited to the WhiteHouse six times for receptions in honor of civil rights, labor and African-American history, among other topics.