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November 11, 2021

Sold Out – Brown v. Board of Education: Over 50 Years Later

6:30PM at Piedmont Arts

Sold Out

Sponsored by Tau Omicron Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Martinsville Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta, Inc.

In the 1954 case Brown v. Board of Education, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that segregation was unconstitutional, overthrowing Plessy v. Ferguson (1896), which set the “separate but equal” precedent. In this one-man play, Mike Wiley recounts the effects of the decision on the families who participated in the original court case, the impact of the ruling on school systems at the time and the challenges still being made today.

Reception at 6:30 pm. Performance at 7 pm.

A Note About COVID-19: This performance involves audience participation. As a precaution, per the artist’s request, the first few rows will be reserved for vaccinated patrons. Please be sure to bring proof of vaccination if you plan to sit in this section. Only masks are required for general admission and seating.


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