Brown v. Board of Ed Lawyer Speaks on Little Rock Nine
Brown v. Board of Ed lawyer Speaks on Little Rock Nine
50th Anniversary of the “Little Rock Nine”
Columbia Law School Professor Jack Greenberg Was On the Case
Press contact: Erin Kelly 212-854-1787
September 25, 2007 (NEW YORK) — Fifty years ago today, President Dwight D. Eisenhower called federal troops to escort nine black students through the doors of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, to impose the order to integrate.
Columbia Law School Professor Jack Greenberg, Alphonse Fletcher Professor of Law, was a co-council with Thurgood Marshall on “Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas,” the landmark decision that had desegregated American schools in 1954. , Alphonse Fletcher Professor of Law, was a co-council with Thurgood Marshall on “Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas,” the landmark decision that had desegregated American schools in 1954.
Professor Greenberg is available for interviews and can be reached at [email protected] or 212-854-8030.
Professor Greenberg was Assistant Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, 1949-61; Director-Counsel, 1961-84. He has also written extensively about his experience in Crusaders in the Courts: How a Dedicated Band of Lawyers Fought for the Civil Rights Revolution (1994); Crusaders in the Courts; Legal Battles of the Civil Rights Movement (2004); Brown v. Board of Education; Witness to A Landmark Decision (2004) and numerous other books and articles.
Also available for interviews is Professor Susan Sturm, George M. Jaffin Professor of
Law and Social Responsibility. Her principal areas of teaching and research include structural inequality in higher education, employment discrimination, public law remedies, conflict resolution, and civil procedure. She is a founding member of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Diversity at Columbia University. She has developed a website with Columbia Law School visiting professor Lani Guinier, www.racetalks.org, on building multiracial learning communities.
Professor Sturm can be reached at [email protected] or 212-854-0062.
Reporters can also schedule live and taped TV interviews in the Law School’s fiber optic transmission studio. Contact [email protected].