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Blacks Against Brown: The Black Anti-Integration Movement in Topeka, Kansas, 1941-1954

Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm

William W. Knight Law Center, Room 142
1515 Agate Street, Eugene, OR 97403

Featuring Charise Cheney, associate professor in the Ethnic Studies Department at the University of Oregon and expert in African-American popular and political culture. In this event, Cheney will discuss her research into the Black anti-integration movement in Topeka, Kansas, during the 1940s and 50s. The project documents that no consensus existed among Black Topekans over segregated schools in the years before Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. This project reveals the little known local stories behind the Supreme Court case that became a national symbol of civil rights.


Cosponsored with the Black Law Students Association and UO departments of Political Science, Ethnic Studies, and the Center for the Study of Women and Society.