Special Panel Will Focus On Brown Anniversary

Special Panel Will Focus On Brown Anniversary
By Charles Dervarics

The U.S. Department of Education is convening a panel for the 50th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education court decision that struck down discrimination in education.

Public lectures, awareness campaigns and contests are among the possible activities for the May 2004 celebration, department officials say.

Gerald Reynolds, a conservative who heads the department’s Office of Civil Rights, will co-chair the commission along with Ralph F. Boyd Jr., assistant attorney general for civil rights.

The White House made several appointments to the panel, as did the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund. Panel members were sworn in Nov. 13 (see Black Issues, Oct. 10.)



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