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Talk focuses on inequality in education, Dec. 14

"Rethinking Brown: The Unfinished Struggle for Equal Education in the 20th-century North" is the topic of a lecture scheduled for noon Wednesday, Dec. 14, in 211 Dickinson Hall.

Thomas Sugrue, the Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Professor of History and Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania, will examine educational inequalities in the North since the landmark 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision, which outlawed segregation in public education.

A leading scholar of 20th-century American history, Sugrue is the author of the award-winning "The Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Suburban Detroit."

The lecture is sponsored by the Department of History.

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