Jacob Lawrence Painting

Brown at 70: Reflections and The Road Forward

Brown at 70: Reflections and The Road Forward

This nine-part series was produced for the Spencer Foundation, the Learning Policy Institute, and the California Association of African-American Superintendents and Administrators.

In the 70 years since Brown v. Board of Education, the pursuit of educational equity has seen major strides forward and significant pushbacks. What progress has been made, what can be learned from setbacks, and what can be done to ensure all students to have the opportunity to learn? Some of the country’s leading education and civil rights researchers ask these questions in a collection of reports released in conjunction with the anniversary.

The cover art for this series is a reproduction of the Jacob Lawrence painting from 1960, The Library, which depicts the library as a vibrant learning setting for Black community members, and signifies the important of reading, learning, and education in the Black tradition.

Painting: Jacob Lawrence, The Library
©2024 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation, Seattle / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York