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Law Lecture To Highlight
UC's Role In School Desegregation

Date: April 1, 2002
By: Carey Hoffman
Phone: (513) 556-1825
Archive: General News

Cincinnati's role in the history of national school desegregation will be highlighted when the College of Law hosts a lecture, "Northern School Desegregation, 1830-1954: The Case of Cincinnati," on Tuesday, April 9, at 4:30 p.m. in Room 114.

The lecture is being presented by Davison M. Douglas, one of the nation's leading scholars on the history of race in American constitutional history. Douglas is the Hanson Professor of Law at the William and Mary School of Law, as well as the director of the school's Institute on the Bill of Rights. He is currently finishing a book, Law and Culture: The Desegregation of Northern Schools, which examines the history of school desegregation in the North prior to the Supreme Court's Brown v. Board of Education decision.

The lecture will cover the historic national impact of research completed by the UC College of Education in the post-Civil War era on outcomes of segregated and integrated educational practices. Douglas will also talk about the role of activist teachers in Cincinnati that helped shape the NAACP's desegregation campaign prior to the Supreme Court's decision in Brown v. Board of Education.

Douglas' lecture is being sponsored by the UC Law Review and the college's Office of the Associate Dean for Faculty Research. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Jack Chin.

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