Great Trials That Changed the Course of History - Brown v. Board of Education - 92Y, New York

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Lunch & Learn: Great Trials That Changed the Course of History

Brown v. Board of Education

Dr. Sylvia Solomon and David Wintre

Join educators Dr. Sylvia Solomon and David Wintre as they engage students in an interactive course that delve into the great trials that changed the course of history—looking at the major players, the historical context and the legacy of each case in an informative, compelling and fun class.

A decision made by the United States Supreme Court in 1954 encapsulates the struggle of human beings—individually and societally—in grappling with their own imperfect inclinations. This landmark decision, which desegregated schools in America, represented a new kind of justice. The liberalizing forces behind this decision clearly underestimated the staying power of racist ideas and practices in the U.S. and in other countries worldwide where not only blacks but also Mexicans, Native Americans, Jews and other minority communities have continued to grapple with struggles for their equality and security.

Class meets from 12-2 pm. Lunch is included.

Dr. Sylvia Solomon

Dr. Sylvia Solomon is a retired educator with over thirty years in elementary schools, secondary schools and several universities …

David Wintre

David Wintre is a retired businessman who has had a lifelong interest in history, philosophy, politics and law …

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