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UPCOMING EVENT | May 22–24, 2024

Meeting the Promise of Brown v. Board: 70 Years Later

Sponsored by the California Association of African American Superintendents, College Board, Learning Policy Institute, National Coalition on Education Equity, and The Spencer Foundation

Supported by Education Trust

Nettie Hunt and her daughter Nickie sit on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court.

As the landmark Brown v. Board decision turns 70, the country’s leading education researchers, civil rights advocates, legislators, community leaders and others will convene for dozens of interactive sessions on what we have learned in the 70 years since the Brown v. Board decision and where we go from here.

Featured Speakers

  • Travis Bristol, Associate Professor of Teacher Education and Education Policy, University of California, Berkeley
  • Melanie CarterAssociate Provost & Director, Center for HBCU Research, Leadership, and Policy, Howard University
  • Chris ChatmonCEO, Kingmakers of Oakland  
  • David Coleman, CEO, College Board
  • Linda Darling-Hammond, President and CEO, Learning Policy Institute; Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education Emeritus, Stanford University
  • Tyrone Howard, Professor of Education, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Rucker Johnson, Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley
  • Gloria Ladson-Billings, Professor Emerita of Urban Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Carol Lee, President, National Academy of Education Sciences; Professor Emerita, Northwestern University
  • Chase MooreSpecial Assistant, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Education  
  • Na’ilah Suad Nasir, President, Spencer Foundation
  • Pedro Noguera, Emery Stoops and Joyce King Stoops Dean, Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California
  • Gary Orfield, Distinguished Research Professor of Education, University of California, Los Angeles; Co-Director, Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles
  • Congressman Robert “Bobby” C. Scott (D-Virginia), Chair, Committee on Education and Labor
  • Ken Wesson, Neuroscience  Educational Consultant

Additional speakers to be announced.


If you have questions about this event, please contact [email protected].


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