On Thursday, October 27, 2011, Eric M. Freedman and John DeWitt Gregory will participate in the “From Brown (1954) to Brown (1963) and Beyond” symposium at Hofstra University. The symposium will explore the challenges of advancing race relations in schools and society, particularly the continuing significance of the 1954 Supreme Court decision Brown vs. Board of Education. Freedman and Gregory will examine the context of the Brown (1954) decision, legal challenges that emerged as a result and the extent to which efforts toward educational equity have or have not succeeded since. Their session will take place from 10 a.m. – noon in the Student Center Theater at the Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus. All symposium events are free to Hofstra students, faculty and staff.