The Annual Brown Lecture in Education Research is designed to feature the important role of research in advancing understanding of equality and equity in education. The Lectureship was inaugurated in 2004 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision, in which the U.S. Supreme Court took into account scientific research in issuing its landmark ruling. Each year a distinguished scholar notable for producing significant research related to equality in education is invited to give a public lecture in Washington, D.C.
The 2015 AERA Brown Lecture will take place on Thursday, October 22, 2015 in Washington, D.C.
Past Brown Lectures in Education Research
A Long Shadow: The American Pursuit of Political Justice and Education Equality
Thursday, October 23, 2014
6 p.m. EDT
The Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center
Amphitheater, Concourse Level
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C.
Federal Building: photo ID required to enter
RECEPTION TO FOLLOW
About the Event
With 2014 and 2015 marking major anniversaries of landmark moments in the American struggle for equality—the 60th anniversary of Brown, the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the sesquicentennial of the 13th Amendment, and the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965—Anderson’s address examines how the constitutional framing of the equality of political power in the Reconstruction era casts a long shadow over American social justice today and continues to shape the pursuit of all forms of equality—including the current controversy over immigration and voter identification laws.