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Brown v. Board of Education Exhibit through October 4

Loyola press release - September 2, 2004

WHAT: In an extension of its First Year Experience Loyola University New Orleans College of Arts and Sciences with the J. Edgar and Louise S. Monroe Library will host the Brown Foundation’s traveling exhibit “In Pursuit of Freedom and Equality: Kansas and the African-American Public School Experience, 1855- 1955.” The exhibit offers a chronological look at the Brown case and shares little known facts about the history leading to the Brown decision. The exhibit contains 12 panel framed display.

WHEN: September 1 through October 4, 2004

WHERE: J. Edgar and Louise S. Monroe Library, Loyola University New Orleans 6363 St. Charles Ave. 1st floor

The Brown v. Board of Education case challenged the inferior conditions experienced by African-American students attending segregated schools. The Supreme Court combined five cases under the same heading because each case sought the same legal solution. In 1954, the Supreme Court decided, based on the 14th Amendment of the Constitution, that “separate but equal educational facilities are inherently unequal.” That decision marked the end of segregated public schools in America. It also laid the foundation for the modern Civil Rights movement. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Brown decision.

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