Brown. Thurgood Marshall and Earl Warren: A Conversation
February 21, 2015
The words "Separate but Equal" and "With All Deliberate Speed," can all be applied to the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court decision in their landmark decision of "Brown v. Board of Education" This award winning stage-play tackles another important topic that is historically accurate, timely and captivating.
Join Cameron Spencer and Stephen Dundis as htey bring Thurgood Marshall, Chief Justice Earl Warren and the Brown v. Board of Education decision to life in this program for all ages.
According to co-playwright Dr. Steve Brown "...even though Thurgood Marshall and Earl Warren passed away a number of years ago, we present their conversation as a way to not only talk about the Brown case but about all of the issues that led up to this important landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision and also what is happening today in 2015."
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March 14, 2015 - 10:00 a.m. Susan Marie Grontczak as Eleanor Roosevelt
March 28, 2015 - 10:00 a.m. Sam Goodyear as President John Adams
April 11 - Appomattox Commemoration
April 18 - 10:00 a.m. Calvin Coolidge
and John Y Simon Day
Saturday, October 10, 2015 10:00am
Dr. Ronald White will be the keynote speaker.
Harriet F. Simon
John Y. Simon Day
The Ulysses S. Grant Lecture is named for Dr. John Y. Simon, editor of The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant, Professor of History at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, and executive director of the Ulysses S. Grant Association from 1962 until his death in 2008. He edited 31 annotated volumes of Grant's letters and papers. He also edited Julia Dent Grant's memoirs and was the author or editor of over 100 articles on Civil War, Grant, Lincoln, and Illinois history. His scholarship on Grant has been indispensable to Ulysses S. Grant National Historic site. Harriet F. Simon donated her husband's extensive book collection to the site in March 2010, adding over 2,000 monographs to the park library.
The lecture is sponsored by Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site and supported by Jefferson National Parks Association. It is typically held in October every year.