by Timothy Rutt
The program is a filmed re-enactment of the arguments in the Brown v. Board of Education case before the Supreme Court. The decision in the 1954 case declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students unconstitutional.
The Honorable Terry J. Hatter, Jr., Senior United States District Judge (Chief Judge Emeritus) Central District of California, will appear in person to introduce this important event. In the video Hatter presents his views of the case and its effect on his own life and the schools in Pasadena. Other speakers in the film include Cheryl Brown Henderson, daughter of Oliver Brown, the named plaintiff, and Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, Irvine School of Law, who gives a background of the case and its aftermath.
This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Altadena Library and the Altadena Senior Center. For more information please call 626-798-0833 or visit the library on the web at http://www.altadenalibrary.org.