Expert Witnesses: The NAACP's Brown Case Strategy
Few people realize the number of scholars from various disciplines who were called upon to build or strengthen the school desegregation cases leading up to Brown v Board of Education, including historian John Hope Franklin and social psychologists Mamie and Kenneth Bancroft Clark. In this lecture, Debra Newman Ham focuses on strategies employed by the NAACP and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund in their assault on segregation in American schools. Requires overhead projector and screen. Adult, high school, and middle school audiences.
Debra Newman Ham is Professor of History at Morgan State University where she teaches African, African-American, Archival, and Public History courses. She received her Ph.D. in African History from Howard University, her M.A. in African History from Boston University, and her B.A. in History from Howard University. She served as curator of the NAACP Papers at the Library of Congress from 1986 to 1995.