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34th Annual Madison & Dane County King Holiday Observance
January 21 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community
Program features keynote speaker, MLK Community Choir and presentation of the MLK Humanitatian Award by County Executive Joe Parisi and Mayor Paul Soglin.
There is no cost to attend, and tickets are not required.
Cheryl Brown Henderson
Brown v. Board of Education Originator & Civil Rights Activist
Cheryl Brown Henderson is one of the three daughters of the late Reverend Oliver L. Brown who filed suit on behalf of their children against the local Board of Education. Their case became known as the landmark decision; Brown v. the Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas.
Cheryl went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a minor in mathematics from Baker University in Baldwin City, Kansas, a master’s degree in guidance and counseling from Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, Minor in Mathematics from Baker University, Baldwin City, Kansas, and an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Washburn University.
Cheryl is the Founding President of The Brown Foundation for Educational Equity, Excellence and Research. She has an extensive background in education, business and civic leadership and decades of experience in political advocacy, public policy implementation, and federal legislative development.
Cheryl has been a invited to the White House on seven occasions, she has published numerous writings on Brown v. Board of Education, and she has received multiple honors and awards. Cheryl has extensive public speaking experience, which includes university guest lectures at over 300 universities including Harvard and Yale University law schools. In 2004, Cheryl introduced then President Bush to the 5,000 plus people gathered for the grand opening of Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site in Topeka, Kansas.
We are excited to welcome Ms. Brown Henderson as keynote speaker for the 34th annual Madison/Dane County Martin Luther King, Jr. Coalition Observance.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Coalition of Madison and Dane County
- (608) 213-7907