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APU MLK Banquet

HOSTED BY AFRIKAN PEOPLE’S UNION & University Program Council

6:00 pm
Nebraska East Union
1705 Arbor Dr
Lincoln NE 68503
Additional Info: NEU
The Afrikan People’s Union and the University Program Council will hold a banquet honoring the legacy of MLK. There will be student singers and artists on program as well as keynote address by Cheryl Brown Henderson, one of the three daughters of the late Rev. Oliver L. Brown. All Are Welcome to join!

APU and UPC have partnered to create a wonderful experience for campus. With this collaboration, we are able to offer the speaker to students at no cost. This is important to us, as we want every student who is interested to have access to the speech by Cheryl Brown Henderson. However, the full experience of the banquet meal and campus performances will require students, faculty, staff and community members to reserve tickets. Those tickets can be reserved at Student tickets are $13 and all others are $25.

Cheryl Brown Henderson, Brown v. Board of Education Originators/Civil Rights Activists, is one of the three daughters of the late Rev. Oliver L. Brown who in the fall of 1950 along with 12 other parents in Topeka, Kansas, led by attorneys for the NAACP, filed suit on behalf of their children against the local Board of Education. Their case joined with cases from Delaware, South Carolina, Virginia and Washington, D.C. on appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court and on May 17, 1954, became known as the landmark decision; Brown v. the Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas. This case was legally named for Oliver Brown, i.e., Oliver L. Brown et. al. vs. the Board of Education of Topeka, KS. et. al. Brown died in 1961 before knowing the impact this case would have on the nation.

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This event originated in Martin Luther King, Jr. Week.