The Grandchildren of Brown




Dr. Rucker Johnson

Associate Professor of Public Policy at UC-Berkeley

The Grandchildren of Brown:  The Long Legacy of School Desegregation

Dr. Rucker Johnson will present his work entitled, The Grandchildren of Brown: The Long Legacy of School Desegregation on November 12, 2015 at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Center City.  His presentation will detail the long-run impacts of school desegregation on educational quality and adult attainments, the long-run effects of Head Start, desegregated schools as a vehicle to intergenerational mobility, educational consequences of the end of court-ordered desegregation, and much more.  The community will have the opportunity to discuss these and other topics as they relate to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and the design of a new pupil assignment plan in 2016.  The event is free and open to the public but R.S.V.P. is required.  Please click here to R.S.V.P.

Dr. Johnson is an Associate Professor in the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley.  He is a Faculty Research Fellow for the National Bureau of Economic Research and the W.E.B. DuBois Institute at Harvard University.  Dr. Johnson is a recipient of the Fletcher Fellowship Prize from Harvard (2012-2013) for his Book Project on the Long Legacy of School Desegregation and is also the author of Mother’s Work and Children’s Lives: Low-income Families After Welfare Reform (2010).

Dr. Johnson's presentation will be followed by a panel discussion including:

Dr. Ophelia Garmon-Brown
Community Advocate and Co-Chair for the CMS Opportunity Taskforce

Mr. Julian Wright
Community Activist and Co-Chair of CMS Equity Committee

Ms. Rosie Molinary
Author and Community Education Advocate for CMS Latina Students

Mr. Ivan Lowe
Business Dept. Chair, York Technical College, Co-Founder of
100 Men 100 Boys Program, Flint, Michigan

Facilitated by Dr. William (Bill) Anderson, UNC Charlotte College of Education


If you have questions regarding your R.S.V.P., please contact or (704) 687-8998.  We look forward to your participation!!!