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Deputy Director of White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities to Serve as Panelist in Discussion on Educational Success for Black Men and Boys in a Post Brown v. Board of Education Era


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Press Office, (202) 401-1576, press@ed.gov
Keenan Austin, (202) 225-4506, Keenan.austin@mail.house.gov


Event Date 1: May 29, 2014 02:00 pm - May 29, 2014 04:00 pm

Ivory Toldson, deputy director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs),will join several panelists tomorrow in a discussion on policies and priorities that will help eliminate systemic barriers for educational success at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C.  “Educational Success for Black Men and Boys in a Post Brown v. Board of Education Era” is being hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus and will be streamed live at cbc.fudge.house.gov. Jonathan Capehart, Washington Post columnist and MSNBC contributor, will moderate the panel.

In May 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Brown v. Board of Education that “separate but equal” was unconstitutional.  Yet after six decades, equal access to a quality education is not a reality for millions of students, many of whom live in poverty and are children of color. This panel will discuss what policymakers, educators and community leaders can do together to close this gap.

America's public schools strive to offer a path to the middle class for children from hard-working families in every community, particularly those living in poverty. The Obama administration is committed to improving outcomes for underserved students--from the Preschool for All initiative to expanding Pell Grants it aims to ensure equity of opportunity.


Event 1
Who : Ivory Toldson, deputy director, White House Initiative on HBCUs
Jonathan Capehart, Washington Post columnist and MSNBC contributor
Judith Browne Dianis, co-director, Advancement Project
Roy Jones, executive director, Call Me MISTER, Clemson University
Leticia Smith-Evans, interim director of Education Practice, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
What : Panel Discussion – “Educational Success for Black Men and Boys in a Post Brown v. Board of Education Era”
When : 2 p.m., Thursday, May 29, 2014
Where : Rayburn House Office Building
Room 2226
45 Independence Ave., S.W.
Washington, D.C.
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