Piedmont Arts will present Brown v. Board of Education: Over 50 Years Later at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 16 in PHCC’s Walker Fine Arts Center.
In 1952, the Supreme Court heard a number of school segregation cases, including Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas. It ruled unanimously in 1954 that segregation was unconstitutional, overthrowing Plessy v. Ferguson (1896), which set the “separate but equal” precedent.
Actor and playwright Mike Wiley recounts the effects this famous court case had on the families involved, the impact the ruling had on school systems at the time, and the challenges still being faced today.
Panel discussion on the local impact of the case will follow.
Tickets are $15 and available at Piedmont Arts and http://PiedmontArts.org