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“An Evening with the Brown Sisters” presented April 18 at Appalachian

BOONE—The Reich College of Education at Appalachian State University will host Linda and Cheryl Brown, daughters of the late Rev. Oliver L. Brown, for a program April 18 on campus. Oliver Brown was the main plaintiff in the landmark 1954 Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education.

The program will run from 7-9 p.m. in Room 124 of the education building located at the corner of College and Howard streets. The event is free and open to the public. An informal reception will follow.

Drawing from their extensive experience in civil rights activism, the Brown sisters will discuss the legacy of the case, as well as deliver a lecture followed by a question and answer session.

The decision in Brown v. Board of Education established that the policy of “separate but equal” was unconstitutional, effectively integrating public institutions in the United States. It is regarded as a pivotal moment in the civil rights movement.

The event is sponsored by Reich College of Education, Office of Multicultural Student Development, Office of Academic Affairs, Office of Equity, Diversity and Compliance, and the Department of Leadership and Educational Studies.

For more information, contact Precious Mudiwa at 828-262-3230 or