President Biden to Meet with Brown v. Board Participants

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President Biden to Meet With Brown v. Board of Education Participants and Family Members

On Thursday, in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the groundbreaking Supreme Court ruling in Brown v. Board of Education, President Biden will host a gathering at the White House with plaintiffs and their family members. One notable participant in the meeting will be Adrienne Jennings Bennett, a plaintiff involved in the case Boiling v. Sharpe, which was argued alongside Brown v. Board. Additionally, Cheryl Brown Henderson, the daughter of the lead plaintiff, Oliver L. Brown, in Brown v. Board will also be in attendance. The delegation includes individuals from the five cases that were consolidated under Brown v. Board of Education and presented before the Supreme Court. Noteworthy figures such as NAACP President Derrick Johnson and other NAACP leaders who played crucial roles in advocating for the civil rights of Black Americans will also be present.

Participants Attending the Event:

  • Brown v. Board Family Members:
    • Cheryl Brown Henderson
    • Darl Everett, Jr.
    • Victoria Benson
    • Jeffrey Benson
    • Lusandra Everett
  • Briggs v. Elliott Family Members:
    • Ada Stukes Adderley
    • Ky Adderley
    • Dawn Lucas
    • Nathaniel Briggs
  • Davis v. County School Board of Prince Edward Family Members:
    • John Stokes
    • Joan Cobbs
    • Ernest Johns
    • Robert Johns
    • Roderick Johns
  • Gebhart v. Belton Family Members:
    • Joan Anderson
    • Carol Anderson Neff
    • Tai Ingram
    • Christopher Michael Neff
    • Rene Ricks-Stamps
  • Bolling v. Sharpe Family Members:
    • Adrienne Jennings Bennett
    • Curtis Bennett, Sr.
    • Kim Relaford
    • Letitia Alexander

The Brown v. Board decision holds immense historical significance in American history, as it ruled that the segregation of children in public schools was unconstitutional. Despite this landmark ruling, it would take almost a decade of civil rights activism before the passing of the Civil Rights Act.

The stark disparity in attitudes towards civil rights issues between President Biden and his 2024 political opponent is evident. While President Biden actively acknowledges and pays tribute to civil rights history, his predecessor either disregards or diminishes its importance.

At a time when there are efforts by certain factions to erase or distort history, events such as the one organized at the White House play a crucial role in preserving the memory of past struggles and advancements in civil rights.

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