In honor of the 50th anniversary of Brown vs. Board of Education, the landmark Supreme Court ruling that began the process of dismantling segregation in this country’s public schools, the Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA) is devoting a special Law Day program to this legal milestone. On May 18, 2004, MSBA will present a Student/Teacher/Lawyer Conference on Brown vs. Board of Education at the Sheppard Pratt Conference Center, 6501 N. Charles Street, Towson, Maryland, 8:30 - 3:30 PM.
Over 150 students and teachers from high schools across the state will be participating in this event which features the Honorable Robert M. Bell, Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals of Maryland, as the keynote speaker.
Highlights of the conference include the award-winning Road to Brown video, dramatic readings from Brown vs. Board of Education trial excerpts scripted from a special Center Stage Brown production, and an engaging and interactive dialogue between students, teachers and lawyers.
Sponsored by MSBA’s Public Awareness Committee, in conjunction with MSBA’s Citizenship Law-Related Education Program in Maryland Schools, this educational conference will examine issues surrounding segregation and explore the implications of Brown in the context of our contemporary times. MSBA is presenting this public education program as a public service in honor of Law Day, a special time when the legal profession gives back to the community. The press is welcome to attend.