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Brown v. Board of Education 70th Anniversary Commemoration: Film Screening & Panel Discussion

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.

Join OneJax, 904WARD, ASALH, NAACP and other community partners on Tuesday, April 16th at The Jessie for this commemoration event. We will begin the evening with a film screening of “Just Another Bombing?: This Is Donal and Iona’s Story” made by Jacksonville filmmaker, Hal Jacobs, featuring a Jacksonville mother and son’s personal experience following Brown V. Board here in Jacksonville. The film screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Jacksonville residents who will share their experiences and expertise on what Jacksonville was like at the time of the Brown v. Board of Education ruling and in the years following. Our panelists include: Terri Brown Neal, Cleve Warren, Dr. David Jamison and Tim Gilmore.

Please join us for this important community event on the history and the continuing impact of Brown v. Board of Education in the Sunshine State.

Dinner will be provided.