Thursday, March 23, 2006

Public Hearing Statements of Drs. Millicent Brown and Michael Roberto

Click here to read the transcript of statements of Dr. Millicent Brown and Dr. Michael Roberto at the Commission's third public hearing.

Dr. Millicent Brown is an assistant professor in the history department at N.C. A&T State University. Her introduction into issues of segregation and educational equity began with her role as a child in Millicent Brown vs. School Board District 20, City of Charleston, SC, which was South Carolina’s first desegregation case in 1963. Dr. Brown grew up in an activist household as the daughter of a NAACP official who was president at both local and state levels and who has active since the 60s in civil rights work , especially focusing on police brutality and educational equity.

Dr. Michael Roberto is also an assistant professor in the history department of N.C. A&T State University and a resident of Greensboro for more than 25 years working as a journalist part of that time working with the Carolina Peacemaker and the News & Record. A contemporary world historian, his primary teaching fields also include world history and the history of socialism. He has his B.A. degree from Adelphi University, his Masters from the University of Rhode Island and a Ph.D. from Boston College.

Special thanks to our volunteers - Kristi Parker and Neubia Williams - for transcribing these statements.

posted by Jill Williams, exec. dir.


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