The daughter of late Rev. Oliver L. Brown from Brown v. the Board of Education will visit campus as part of the African American Lecture Series.
WHAT: Cheryl Brown Henderson will visit Texas Tech University as part of the Office of Institutional Diversity's African American Lecture Series during Black History Month.
WHEN: 7 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 21)
WHERE: Texas Tech Law School's Lanier Auditorium, 3311 18th St.
EVENT: Cheryl Brown Henderson is one of three daughters of the late Rev. Oliver L. Brown who, in the fall of 1950, along with 12 other parents and led by attorneys for the NAACP, filed suit on behalf of their children against the local board of education. Their case joined with cases from Delaware, South Carolina, Virginia and Washington D.C. on appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. In 1954, it became known as the landmark decision, Brown v. the Board of Education.
Brown Henderson is the founding president of The Brown Foundation for Educational Equity, Excellence and Research, and owner of Brown & Associates, an educational consulting firm. She will discuss the historical significance and legacy of the decision and her continued advocacy for educational equity for all students.
The event is free and open to the public. Recording of the lecture will not be permitted, but the Office of Institutional Diversity is taking media interview requests.
Q&A with Cheryl Brown Henderson can be read here.
CONTACT: Cory Powell
Director, Office of Institutional Diversity, Texas Tech University