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August 28, 2002 -- No. 445

National experts to discuss ‘resegregation’ at conference; civil rights pioneer to attend

Friday (Aug. 30), 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Grumman Auditorium, UNC’s William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education

UNC campus

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Center for Civil Rights, a component of the School of Law, will host a conference titled "The Resegregation of Southern Schools? A Crucial Moment in the History (and the Future) of Public Schooling in America." Co-sponsors are the Civil Rights Project at Harvard University, the North Carolina Law Review and the Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University.

In addition, Minnijean Brown Trickey, one of the "Little Rock Nine" who desegregated Little Rock Central High School in 1957, will be in attendance at Friday’s (Aug. 30) conference.

Close to 400 individuals, including scholars, civil rights advocates, policy-makers, lawyers, journalists, teachers and school administrators, are expected to attend this conference.

For more information on the conference panel discussions, click on www.law.unc.edu/centers/civilrights.

Coverage notes: A capacity crowd of registrants is expected at the conference. Videographers, photographers and broadcasters may cover the conference via the aisles of the auditorium. In addition, multboxes will be available for direct feed of the conference sessions. Broadcasters with special needs should contact Karen Moon at (919) 962-8595 or 218-2467 (cell).

Due to the high conference attendance, very limited seating has been reserved for journalists who have not registered but wish to cover the conference; such seating will be available in a satellite location at the Friday Center. To reserve seating, contact Deb Saine at (919) 962-8415 by 2 p.m. Thursday (Aug. 29). Please be prepared to specify which session(s) you would like to attend.

Availability of Minnijean Brown Trickey for interviews: News Services and School of Law staff members will be at the conference site Friday (Aug. 30). Please call Deb Saine at (919) 962-8415 or go to the media table at the front of the Friday Center to request an interview with Minnijean Brown Trickey.

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News Services contacts: Karen Moon, (919) 962-8595 (w), or 218-2467 (cell); or Deb Saine, (919) 962-8415 (w), or 218-2380 (cell)