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Brown sisters to speak about landmark desegregation case in TWU lecture Feb. 10

2/1/10


DENTON — Two of the sisters who were the focus of the landmark “Brown v. Board of Education” decision will talk about the case and the civil rights movement during a lecture scheduled Wednesday, Feb. 10 at Texas Woman’s University.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 11 a.m. in the Margo Jones Performance Hall, located on TWU’s Denton campus. For a map of the campus, visit www.twu.edu/maps.asp. For more information, call (940) 898-3609. TWU’s Campus Activities Board is sponsoring the event as part of Black History Month.

Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka (Kansas) challenged the doctrine of “separate but equal” public schools. The 1954 Supreme Court ruling stated that racial segregation denied African-American students the equal protection of the laws guaranteed by the 14th Amendment

For more information, www.twu.edu/student-development/6347.asp.

Media Contact:

Karen Garcia
Senior Writer
940-898-3456
kgarcia@twu.edu

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