Office of Public Relations
Association President-Elect Robert Grey to Speak at
Reflections on 50 Years of the Landmark Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court Decision to be Discussed
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, February 04, 2004
Contact: Tim Kelly
(609) 652-4950 (609) 652-4524
POMONA, NJ – Robert J. Grey, Jr.,
Esq. and President-elect of the American Bar Association, will serve as the
keynote speaker for a special presentation and discussion of the United States
Supreme Court’s ground-breaking 1954 decision in Brown vs. Board of Education,
at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey on Thursday, February 26,
2004. This lecture is a highlight of
The program, “Brown vs. Board of
Education: Reflections of 50 Years of Progress and Challenges,” will be held
from ‘til in the A-Wing Lecture Hall on the
“As we mark the 50th
Anniversary of this landmark decision, it’s important to recognize that Brown is
one of the most significant legal actions of the 20th Century,” said
Pat Reid-Merritt, Professor of Social Work and Coordinator of Stockton’s
African-American Studies Program. “Brown’s ramifications have been felt
Linda Wharton, Visiting Specialist in Constitutional Law and Civil Liberties said following Grey’s talk there would be a panel discussion and questions would be entertained from the audience.
The program will examine the
legacy of the Brown decision in
The panel, which will consist of
a group of individuals who have been involved in issues of race and public
Other panel members will include Dr. T. Napoleon-Smith, a career educator in public education in New Jersey and a current member of the New Jersey State Board of Education, Mr. Stanley Karp, a teacher, school reform activist, and author of Rethinking School Reform, Mr. Gordon MacInnes, Assistant Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Education and overseer of the department’s Division on Abbott Implementation, and Mr. Jerome Harris, Vice-President of the New Jersey Black Issues Convention, Vice-Chair of the Camden Development Collaborative, and an adjunct faculty member in the Political Science Department at Rowan University.
The event is strongly supported
by the President’s Office and the Office of Academic Affairs at
A reception will follow the event.
For more information, please contact Linda Wharton, Department of Political Science and Chair of the Brown Event Planning Committee at 609-652-4716.