This notice provides the schedule of a forthcoming meeting of the Brown v. Board of Education 50th Anniversary Commission. This notice also describes the functions of the Commission. This document is intended to notify the general public of their opportunity to attend
DATE AND TIME: November 8, 2004, at 8 a.m.
ADDRESS: First Floor, Carnegie Building, Howard University, 2395 6th Street N.W., Washington, DC, 20001-2322
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chris Byrnes, Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 550 12th Street, S.W., Room 6086, Potomac Center Plaza, Washington, DC 20202-1100. Telephone: (202) 245-6785.
If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you may call the Federal Individuals Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339. Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document in an alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer diskette) on request to the program contact person listed in this section.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Brown v. Board of Education 50th Anniversary Commission is established under Pub. L. 107-41 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Brown decision. The Commission, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Education, is responsible for planning and coordinating public education activities and initiatives. Also, the Commission, in cooperation with the Brown Foundation for Educational Equity, Excellence, and Research in Topeka, Kansas, and such other public or private entities as the Commission deems appropriate, is responsible for encouraging, planning, developing and coordinating observances of the anniversary of the Brown decision. The meeting of the Commission is open to the public. Individuals who will need accommodations for a disability in order to attend the meeting (i.e. interpreting services, assistive listening devices, materials in alternative format) should notify Chris Byrnes at (202) 245-6785 as soon as possible. We will attempt to meet requests, but cannot guarantee availability.