Oral Histories: Remembering Brown v. Board of Education at 65
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WATCH — A Brown v. Board Oral History: Cheryl Brown Henderson on Why Her Father Did Not Willingly Join the Historic Lawsuit and ‘Mom Was the Tipping Point’

May 14, 2019

Cheryl Brown Henderson is one of the three children of the late Rev. Oliver L. Brown, namesake of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka (KS).

In this interview, Brown Henderson recounts her personal experience with segregated schools and the story of how Brown v. Board of Education came to be.

Brown Henderson is founding president of The Brown Foundation for Educational Equity, Excellence and Research, established in 1988, and owner of Brown & Associates, an educational consulting firm that she established in 1984.

Learn more about the Browns and the five cases that were ultimately merged into Brown v. Board and see more testimonials from the families who changed America’s schools at our new site: The74Million.org/Brown65.

Disclosure: The Walton Family Foundation provides financial support to The 74 and funded The Brown Foundation for Educational Equity, Excellence and Research in producing the new book Recovering Untold Stories: An Enduring Legacy of the Brown v. Board of Education Decision.