Brown at 65: We Can't Afford to Retire


Date: Thursday, May 16, 2019
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


Harvard Law School
Wasserstein Hall, Millstein West A
1585 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA, 02138

On the 65th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, U.S. public schools and neighborhoods are more racially segregated than they have been in decades, while the country’s racial wealth gap continues to widen. These patterns of residential segregation and grossly disparate median net worth are equally present and urgent in Boston on the 45th anniversary of the city’s school desegregation case, Morgan v. Hennigan. This panel will assemble litigators, organizers and scholars to reflect on Brown’s legacy and critically examine both the limits and promise of its remedies, nationally and in Boston.


  • Anurima Bhargava , president, Anthem of Us
  • Donna Bivens , coordinator, Boston Busing and Desegregation Project, Union of Minority Neighborhoods
  • Justin Hansford , executive director, Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Center at Howard Law School
  • Susan E. Eaton , director, Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy at Brandeis University

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This event is co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Bar Association and the Sillerman Center at Brandeis.



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