Throughout the year 2004, the Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA) will commemorate the 50th anniversary of Brown vs. Board of Education, the United States Supreme Court decision that ended segregation in this country’s public schools. On May 17, 1954, this landmark ruling struck down the legal doctrine of “separate but equal,” paving the way for desegregation in the nation’s schools and the pursuit of equal rights for all citizens.
To celebrate this legal milestone, MSBA is offering volunteer attorney speakers who will go out into the community and discuss the Brown vs. Board of Education decision, the issues it addresses in a contemporary context and the strides our nation has made in the last 50 years. The 2004 MSBA Brown vs. Board of Education Speakers’ Bureau is a special edition to MSBA’s regular Speakers’ Bureau, where attorneys visit community groups, senior centers, schools, churches and other groups to talk about the law.
MSBA, which represents over 21,000 lawyers across the state, will also mark this momentous occasion with celebratory events, unique exhibits, school activities and special programs. To schedule an attorney speaker, contact Jason Zeisloft at (410) 685-7878 or (800) 492-1964, or email him at JZeisloft@msba.org. For additional information, refer to MSBA’s website, www.msba.org.