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Help commemorate Brown v. Board

 

May 12, 2011

David C. Belton sent in an invitation to all Forum participants to attend Tuesday's free private screening of the HBO film "Thurgood" at Spirit Square as part of a commemoration of the May 17, 1954 Supreme Court ruling in Brown v. Board of Education.

Reception is 5:30-6:30 at the Levine Museum of the New South, 200 E. 7th St. A block-long "Walk of Courage" to Spirit Square at 345 N. St. is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., with the screening at 7 p.m. at Spirit Square.

To attend, RSVP to thurgoodclt@aol.com by Sunday, May 15.

On Tuesday morning at the Forum, a panel will discuss the Brown case and the first of its five component lawsuit, Briggs v. Elliott, which was filed in South Carolina.

Panelists will include Dr. Tom Hanchett of the Levine Museum of the New South, and Joseph A. DeLaine Jr. and Brumit B. DeLaine, sons of the Congressional Gold Medalist the Rev. Joseph Delaine, who is credited with leadership in the Briggs case.

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