Past Event

Brown v. Board 50 Years Later: Brown and Civil Rights on International Stage

The Brown decision had enormous implications for race relations in the United States but there were global implications as well. The Cold War was in full swing in 1954 and the existence of legally sanctioned segregation was a problem for the United States in terms of its international image. This panel will explore the global context in which the Brown decision occurred and some of the impetus for and impact of the decision as they relate to U.S. Foreign policy.

Participants include:

  • Mary Dudziak, Professor of Law and History, The Law School, University of Southern California
  • Penny Von Eschen, Department of History, University of Michigan.
  • Lynette Jackson, Associate Professor, History and Gender and Women’s Studies at University of Illinois at Chicago will moderate this discussion and lead a Q&A with audience members.

This program is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, please call 312.422.5580 or e-mail the following information: Name, Address, Phone, Email, Event Title and Date, and the Number of seats.

For more information, please contact the Council at 312.422.5580.