12th Judicial Circuit to dramatize Brown v. Board of Ed.

first_img12th Judicial Circuit to dramatize Brown v. Board of Ed. 12th Judicial Circuit to dramatize Brown v. Board of Ed. The judges of the 12th Circuit, in a collaborative effort with the Manatee County Bar, the Family Heritage House Museum, and Manatee Community College, will present “Brown” May 6 at 7 p.m. at Neel Performing Arts Center on the campus of Manatee Community College. “Brown” will be a dramatization of the oral arguments of Brown v. Board of Education that led to the historic decision by the U.S. Supreme Court, which ended segregation in the nation’s school systems.In the dramatization, under the direction of Judge Durand Adams, local judges will portray the members of the United States Supreme Court, as well as filling the roles of attorney Thurgood Marshall and attorney John Davis. Following the dramatization, the audience will meet and hear from Earl Pollock, Chief Justice Earl Warren’s law clerk for the Brown decision, and Justice Joseph Hatchett, the first African American to be appointed to the Florida Supreme Court, now retired from the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. The presentation will conclude with reflective commentary and discussion among local educators who were personally involved in this transitional time period.A dessert reception will follow in the Family Heritage House Museum, directly across the commons on the campus of Manatee Community College.The program is open to the general public, and there is no cost for admission. For more information, contact the Manatee County Bar Association at (941) 741-4091. April 1, 2004 Regular Newslast_img

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