There continues to be a need for dialogue on issues of schooling and race that still confront America. For those who believe that one person, or a group of ordinary people can make a difference, you may want to come hear an important discussion being held at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center . It's this Sunday, February 3, from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. to celebrate the opening of 'Courage: The Vision to End Segregation, The Guts to Fight For It' explores grassroots activism, and how one community initiated the process that ended legal segregation of all races in America’s schools.
The exhibit traces the saga of Reverend J.A. De Laine and the brave citizens of Clarendon County, South Carolina who brought a pivotal lawsuit challenging racial segregation in public schools. The suit was the first of five across the country that would lead to the 1954 landmark Supreme Court decision, Brown v. Board of Education. The Brown decision ruled racially segregated schools unconstitutional and set in motion a series of events that continue to shape our lives today.
The exhibit; 'Courage: The Vision to End Segregation, the Guts to Fight for It' runs through Sunday, April 21.