Press contact: Helen Dalrymple, (202) 707-1940

October 29, 2004

Public Service Announcement

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The Library of Congress will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education U.S. Supreme Court decision with a discussion by John Hope Franklin and Judge Robert L. Carter at noon on Tuesday, Nov. 9, in the Members Room of the Jefferson Building, 10 First Street S.E., Washington, D.C. This event is free and open to the public.

Franklin is the premier historian of the African American experience in the United States; Carter played a leading role in litigating major cases of the Civil Rights era. For further information, call (202) 707-2692 or log on to www.loc.gov.

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The Library of Congress will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education U.S. Supreme Court decision with a discussion by John Hope Franklin and Judge Robert L. Carter at noon on Tuesday, Nov. 9, in the Members Room of the Jefferson Building, 10 First Street S.E., Washington, D.C. This event is free and open to the public.

Franklin is considered the premier historian of the African American experience in the United States; he worked with Thurgood Marshall's NAACP legal defense fund in 1953 to help document the history of the 14th Amendment.

Carter played a leading role in litigating major cases of the Civil Rights era from 1944 to 1968. He was particularly influential in supervising legal briefs for the NAACP'S attack on segregation.

Come to the Library to hear two of the most important figures in the Civil Rights movement discuss a landmark case.

For further information, call (202) 707-2692 or log on to www.loc.gov.

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PR 04-192
10/29/04
ISSN 0731-3527

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