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2004 Theme - Brown vs. the Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas

2004 is the 50th anniversary of the historic Brown v.The Board of Education ruling in which the Supreme Court made its landmark decision to desegregate public schools. Speakers at this year's Woods Hole Black History Month celebration represent some of the finest African American educators in our country today. Their presentations will focus on the current state of education and the challenges/changes that lie ahead.

“Brown v. Board of Education: How Far Have We Come in 50 Years?”

FEBRUARY 9
Dana Mohler-Faria, President, Bridgewater State College
"Setting the Bar Higher: Moving Beyond Tolerance" [Abstract]
11:00 AM, Redfield Auditorium, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

FEBRUARY 19
Clarence Williams, Special Assistant to the President, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Technology and the Dream" [Abstract]
12:00 Noon, Redfield Auditorium, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

FEBRUARY 24
Ruth Simmons, President, Brown University
"Diversity Unbound: the Legacy of Brown vs. the Board of Education"
4:00 PM, Lillie Auditorium, Marine Biological Laboratory

FEBRUARY 26
Justin Petty, Professor and Director of Broadcast Media
Technology, Roxbury Community College, member of Pan Loco Steel Band
"The Origin and Evolution of the Steel Pan" [Abstract]
3:00 PM, Redfield Auditorium, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

FEBRUARY 26
Harambee
An ethnic potluck feast with a Caribbean theme
* Live ethnic music from the Pan Loco Steel Band
* Afrocentric handicrafts, artwork, and books on display
4:30 PM, Swope Center, Marine Biological Laboratory
(Be sure to wear colorful clothing, and don’t forget your sunglasses and flip flops!)

FEBRUARY 27
The United States Air Force Band of Liberty, Ambassadors Jazz Ensemble
7:00 PM, Lawrence School, Falmouth


Woods Hole Black History Month events are sponsored by the Marine Biological Laboratory; the Woods Hole Oceanographic Insitution, the National Marine Fisheries Service, the U.S. Coast Guard Group Woods Hole and the U.S. Geological Survey, Woods Hole Field Center. All events are free and open to the public.



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