June 2014 Monthly Bay County Democrats Meeting Tomorrow

Please join us for the monthly Bay County Dems Meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, June 03, 2014, 7 p.m., at the Democratic Women’s Club HQ, 135 Harrison Ave, Panama City, FL.

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NAACP 60th Anniversary of BROWN V. BOARD OF EDUCATION Celebration

Title: NAACP 60th Anniversary of BROWN V. BOARD OF EDUCATION Celebration
Location: Bay County Courthouse, 300 E 4th Street, Panama City, FL 32401
Description: From the Bay County NAACP:
Please join us on Friday, May 16 at the Bay County Court House at 11:00 a.m. to
commemorate the 60th anniversary of the momentous Brown v. Board of Education
decision.

PRESS RELEASE

60th ANNIVERSARY of BROWN V. BOARD OF EDUCATION

Saturday May 17, 2014 will mark the 60th Anniversary of the historic decision of
Brown V. Board of Education. In commemoration of this ruling, the Bay County
Branch National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), The
Bay County Chapter of the Rainbow Push Coalition and the Bay County
Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance will hold a press conference. The press
conference will be held on Friday May 16, 2014, at 11:00 AM, at the Bay County
Courthouse. We pause to remember and recognize the brave men, women and children
who made great sacrifices which helped to change the course of American society.

Moreover, we pause to continue to advocate for quality education for all
children, regardless of race, color, gender, creed, ethnic origin, national
origin, language, religion, ability and the need for support in the 21st
century.

In the 1930s and 1940s lawyers from Howard University and the National
Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) began to develop
strategies to dismantle racial segregation in America. Following their lead in
the early 1950s, blacks from five different communities across the United States
turned to the courts to demand better educational opportunities for their
children. They were petitioning the courts and seeking orders to compel school
districts to let black students attend white public schools. One of these class
actions was Brown V. Board of Education, which was filed against the Topeka,
Kansas School Board by Plaintiff Oliver Brown. Brown was one of the parents of
the children which were denied access to Topeka’s white schools. For decades
states had racially segregated schools. This practice was made legal by the
decision in the Plessey V. Ferguson case (1896). The ruling held that segregated
public facilities were constitutional so long as the black and white facilities
were equal to each other. Unfortunately, this was never a reality.

Brown V. Board of Education reached the United States Supreme Court through the
fearless efforts of lawyers, civil rights activists, community activists,
parents and students. They wanted the current generation of children and future
generations to fulfill the American dream. Furthermore, they desired to set in
motion sweeping changes in American society, and redefine the nation’s ideals.
On May 17, 1954 one of the greatest decisions of the 20th century was handed
down by the court. The court spoke in a unanimous decision, which was written by

Chief Justice Earl Warren, which held that racial segregation of children in
public schools violated the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment
which states that “no state shall make or enforce any law which shall deny to
any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” The court
asserted that the Fourteenth Amendment guaranteed equal education for all.

For additional information please call Dr. Rufus L. Wood, Jr. at 630-1113.
Start Time: 11:00
Date: 2014-05-16


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May 2014 Democratic Women’s Club Meeting Tomorrow!

Please join us for the monthly Democratic Women’s Club Meeting tomorrow, Thursday, May 15, 2014, 11:30 a.m., at the Democratic Women’s Club HQ, 135 Harrison Ave, Panama City, FL.

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Let’s Move On LGBT Community Event

Title: Let’s Move On LGBT Community Event
Location: Gulf Coast State College Advanced Technology Center Building
Start Time: 13:00
Date: 2014-05-31
End Time: 19:00


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Democratic Women’s Club Movie Night “Raising Ms. President”

Title: Democratic Women’s Club Movie Night “Raising Ms. President”
Location: Democratic Women’s Club of Bay County, Inc. Headquarters, 135 Harrison Avenue, Panama City, FL 32405
Start Time: 18:00
Date: 2014-05-30
End Time: 20:00


Posted by on May 15th, 2014 No Comments

 

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