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Creator Maulana Karenga
WHO: Dr. Maulana Karenga, professor and chair, Department of Black Studies,
CSU Long Beach
Dr. Karenga, known as the creator of Kwanzaa, the seasonal observance of love and harvest within the African American community, will speak on the 50th anniversary of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in the case of Brown v. Board of Education. In that decision, the high court ruled racial segregation in public schools unconstitutional and set in motion a new course for social justice in America.
"The winning of Brown was not simply a legal victory for equal educational opportunity, but also part and parcel of our ongoing, hard and heroic struggle as a people to secure freedom, justice and equality in this country and through this, to expand the realm of human freedom and human flourishing in the world," said Dr. Karenga.
The celebration includes awards and African music by local artists.
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Last updated Friday, May 7, 2004, 11:20 am, by Stephanie Brown (sb)