The Grandchildren of Brown: The Long Legacy of School Desegregation

Rucker Johnson, Ophelia Garmon-Brown, Julian Wright, Rosie Molinary, Ivan Lowe

Event: The Grandchildren of Brown: The Long Legacy of School Desegregation

Date: November 12, 2015 Duration: 107 minutes

Dr. Rucker Johnson will present his work entitled, The Grandchildren of Brown: The Long Legacy of School Desegregation, on November 12, 2015 at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Center City. His presentation will detail the long-run impacts of school desegregation on educational quality and adult attainments, the long-run effects of Head Start, desegregated schools as a vehicle to intergenerational mobility, educational consequences of the end of court-ordered desegregation, and much more. The community will have the opportunity to discuss these and other topics as they relate to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and the design of a new pupil assignment plan in 2016.

Dr. Johnson's presentation will be followed by a panel discussion including:

  • Ophelia Garmon-Brown, Community Advocate and Co-Chair for the CMS Opportunity Taskforce
  • Julian Wright, Community Activist and Co-Chair of CMS Equity Committee
  • Rosie Molinary, Author and Community Education Advocate for CMS Latina Students
  • Ivan Lowe, Business Dept. Chair, York Technical College, Co-Founder of 100 Men 100 Boys Program, Flint, Michigan