Civil Rights Conference

Brown v. Board of Education Decision 70th Anniversary

June 24-28, 2024

"I believe the only way to protect my own rights is to protect the rights of others." 
~ President Eisenhower, 5/19/53

The National Archives and Records Administration and National Park Service are collaborating to host a civil rights conference. This event is a commemoration of the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision and also an overarching civil rights discussion. As President from 1953-1961, Eisenhower served during a time of tremendous change for civil and human rights in America. The Eisenhower Administration passed the first civil rights legislation since Reconstruction and created the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.


Join us as we examine the Brown v. Board decision and discuss the full scope of civil rights. The conference will welcome a host of presenters including historians, civil rights leaders, civil rights attorneys, personal stories from those who lived it, and more.

Partners include:

Schedule Overview

Session details including livestream options will be posted in the near future. 


Monday, June 24: Setting the Stage
Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum, Abilene, KS

Tuesday, June 25: Legal Argument
Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum, Abilene, KS

Wednesday, June 26: Brown v. Board Decision In Depth 
Brown v. Board of Education, Topeka, KS

Thursday, June 27: Desegregation Struggles Beyond Little Rock
Clinton Presidential Library and Museum, Little Rock, AR

Friday, June 28: Beyond Brown
Clinton Presidential Library and Museum, Little Rock, AR
 

 

Last Revised Date
January 30, 2024