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NAACP and BSU Bring Cheryl Brown Henderson to Campus

Cheryl Brown Henderson at Millersville on March 19.

Every year, the Carter G. Woodson Lecture Series at Millersville University (MU) celebrates all that has been accomplished in the black community. This year, the event will feature esteemed civil rights activist, Cheryl Brown Henderson, who will speak at the event.

As the daughter of Brown vs. Board of Education attorney, Oliver Brown, Henderson will discuss how we can continue the legacy of improving equality in society. This event will be held on Tuesday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Student Memorial Center, and is free and open to the public.

Hosted by Millersville’s NAACP college chapter and the Black Student Union, “Brown vs. Board of Education: The Legacy Continues” is sponsored by the Rita Smith Wade-El Intercultural Center, the African American Studies department and the President’s Commission on Cultural Diversity and Inclusion.

“We should know and understand where we come from as a society and where we are going in the future,” said NAACP President Leah Ferguson.

The Carter G. Woodson Lecture Series has been held annually since the early 1990s, and has continued to bring distinguished African American activists to MU. The event series was named after Carter G. Woodson who was an acclaimed writer and creator of Negro History week, which eventually morphed into Black History Month.

“[I am] looking forward to seeing both the Lancaster and Millersville community come to hear first-hand a part of history that changed education forever,” said Ferguson.

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