Black/White & Brown with Dr. Sudduth
April 14, 2014
Rock Island, Illinois
As the 60th-Anniversary of the Brown v. The Board of Education of Topeka approaches, members of the Afro-American Heritage Center is hosting the documentary Black/White & Brown – Brown v. The Board of Education of Topeka at the main Rock Island Public Library Community Room Saturday May 10, 2014 at 11 a.m. This presentation is free and open to the public.
According to Films for the Humanities and Sciences, “Myths, misconceptions, and the march of time have obscured the true origins and legal details of Brown v. Board of Education.” This documentary is the framework of Parental Involvement and should be of interest to anyone who considers themselves a stakeholder in the education of all children but especially disenfranchised children of today’s public education.
Following the approximate 60-minute documentary and discussion, Dr. Charletta Sudduth, Waterloo Community Schools Administrator, researcher and former adjunct professor will present “How to Reach Disenfranchised Populations.”
Dr. Sudduth completed her doctoral studies at the University of Northern Iowa and conducted her research entitled Our Voices: A Descriptive Account of African American Parental Involvement in an Urban Elementary School. Dr. Sudduth also co-authored The Maid Narratives: Black Domestics in White Families in the Jim Crow South.
Founded in 2006, the purpose of the AAHC is to provide public educational forums –at little or no cost– based on American history from the Afro-American perspective.