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Join us for a community discussion on the history and continuing impact of

Brown v. Board of Education in the Sunshine State.


Brown v. Board of Education was one of the most pivotal court cases ever decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.

On May 17, 1954, Chief Justice Earl Warren delivered the unanimous decision of the Court, stating that “We conclude that in the field of public education the doctrine of ‘separate but equal’ has no place. Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal.” This landmark decision began the long battle towards school integration in Florida and nationwide.


Monday, May 6, 2024 - 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

6:00 pm - Doors Open

6:30 pm - Welcome & Panel Discussion

8:00 pm - Q & A


Location: FSU Main Campus, HCB Classroom Building 102 (get directions)

Parking: Visitor parking is available in the Traditions Way Garage (get directions)


Featured panelists:

  • Althemese Barnes, Founder and Executive Director Emeritus of the John Gilmore Riley Center & Museum for African American History & Culture
  • Doby Flowers, FSU’s first African American Homecoming Queen and co-founder, FSU Civil Rights Institute
  • Fred Flowers, J.D., FSU’s first African-American athlete and co-founder, FSU Civil Rights Institute
  • Priscilla Hawkins, Director of the Black History Alliance
  • Charquia Wright, J.D., Assistant Professor of Law, Florida State University
  • Darius J. Young, Ph.D., author and Professor of History, Florida A&M University


There is no charge to attend this public event, but an RSVP is required.


Venue Information

Florida State University
989 Learning Way
Tallahassee, FL 32304

Organizer Information

Tampa Bay Times Newspaper in Education


490 1st Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
+1 (727) 893-8139

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