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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Office of University Communications: 202-238-2330

HOWARD UNIVERSITYAND YALE UNIVERSITY TO HOLD SYMPOSIUM ON
BROWN V. BOARD OF EDUCATION

Joint Conference to Reflect on 50 Years of Civil Rights and Segregation

Washington, D.C. , February 26, 2004 -- In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, the Howard University School of Law and Yale University Law School will hold a joint symposium on public education, civil rights and segregation, Feb. 26-28, in the Moot Courtroom of the law school, 2900 Van Ness Street., NW. Howard Trustee Vernon Jordan, senior managing director of Lazard Freres and Company, will deliver the opening keynote address at 7 p.m. today.

Howard Dean Kurt Schmoke and Yale Dean Anthony Kronman will welcome conference participants. On Friday, Feb. 27, Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL), will deliver the keynote address at 9 a.m., and Judge Roger L. Gregory, 4th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals and member of the U.S. Commission on Brown v. Board of Education, will speak at 4:30 p.m.

Congressman James E. Clyburn (D-SC) will give the closing address on Saturday, Feb. 28, at 5:30 p.m. The symposium will also feature a series of panel discussions on topics such as, “Moving from Segregation to Integration”; “A Look at Public Schools Around the Nation”; The Fallout from the Supreme Court’s Ruling in the Michigan Case” and “The Media and Brown.”

This program is the first part of a joint conference sponsored by Howard and Yale. The second part of the program will be held April 1-3 on Yale’s campus.

Howard University is one of 48 U.S. private, doctoral/research-extensive universities and comprises 12 schools and colleges. Founded in 1867, students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, a Truman Scholar, six Fulbright Scholars and nine Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on-campus African-American Ph.D.s than any other university in the world.

For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University’s Web site at www.howard.edu.

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