A Commemoration Program:
Brown v. Board of Education in
Springfield Massachusetts

Sponsored by Western New England University School of Law
and its Legislative Instutute

October 23, 2004


  • Introduction of Congressman Richard E. Neal by Dean Arthur Gaudio and the talk delivered by Congressman Neal


  • Associate Dean Samuel Stonefield looks at 1954 and 1964; Ms. Elaine Rucks and Attorney Robert Fleischner join Dean Stonefield for a discussion of the history of Springfield's response to Brown v. Board of Education


  • 2004 and Beyond: A panel discusion with Dr. Mary Elizabeth Beach, Assistant Superintendent, Springfield School Department, School Committtee member Nicholas Fyntrilakis, and NAACP President Frank Buntin. The Moderator was School Committee member Marjorie Hurst