Thru 12/21/09 @ Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture –
Courage: The Vision to End Segregation, the Guts to fight for It:
Few Americans realize that the landmark Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education started in South Carolina, when a country preacher named Rev. J. A. De Laine and his neighbors in Clarendon County filed a lawsuit demanding the end of separate, unequal schools for their children. The Supreme Court’s declaration in 1954 that racially segregated public schools were unconstitutional initiated massive change in race relations across the country. This traveling exhibition, organized in 2004 by the Levine Museum of the New South to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, tells the story of that community—people outside the traditional power structure, without wealth and often with little classroom education—and how they worked together to begin the process that ended legal segregation of the races.
Courage: The Vision to End Segregation, the Guts to fight for It was created by the Levine Museum of the New South, Charlotte, North Carolina and made possible by a generous grant from Bank of America to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education in America’s schools. (source)