YSU Events mark anniversary of '54 desegregation case
Youngstown school children will participate in a quiz bowl.
YOUNGSTOWN -- The Brown vs. Board of Education 50th Anniversary Commemoration Committee at Youngstown State University continues its commemoration of the Supreme Court decision that outlawed racial segregation in public schools.
Among upcoming events are the following.
U A film series continues in McKay Auditorium at the Beeghly College of Education with "The Ernest Green Story," about a black graduating from Little Rock (Ark.) Central High School, at 1 p.m. Friday. On April 30, featured films will be "The Intolerable Burden" at 1 p.m., about a Mississippi family that sends their children to formerly all-white schools, and "Separate but Equal" at 6:30 p.m., focusing on the role of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in school desegregation.
U Retired federal Judge Nathaniel Jones, a Youngstown native and YSU graduate, gives a keynote address on "Fifty Years of Brown v. Board of Education: Where Do We Go From Here?" in McKay Auditorium at 2 p.m. April 16.
U A Brown vs. Board of Education oratorical presentation and an African American history quiz bowl will be held from 2 to 5:30 p.m. May 1 in McKay Auditorium. The oratorical segment is open to pupils in Mahoning, Columbiana and Trumbull counties; the quiz bowl features only Youngstown public school pupils.
U "... Make It Right," a drama depicting the effects of the Supreme Court decision, and an awards presentation, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. May 1 in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center on campus.
Sponsors of the events are the YSU Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity; the YSU Provost's Office; the YSU Beeghly College of Education; the YSU College of Arts and Sciences; the Youngstown city schools; the Boardman schools; the LaBrae Teachers Association and Trumbull Career and Technical Center. Call (330) 941-2718 for further information.