Brown v. Board of Education Originators/Civil Rights Activists
Cheryl Brown Henderson is one of the three daughters of the late Reverend Oliver L. Brown who in the fall of 1950 along with 12 other parents, 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. Read More >
“We are still reeling from the Kick off day and Mrs. Brown Henderson's speech. I have heard many people talk about how impactful she was and the network heads seem pleased as well. All I have is praise thus far. Thanks again for EVERYTHING.”
"What an amazing day yesterday! CBH is the bomb! The students, faculty and community members all loved her and I have heard all day how they wish she could have talked for two more hours…she really is an amazing lady. Thanks for taking this rookie through the paces and for all of your help and assistance in making this dream of mine come true."
"Ms. Henderson was a dynamic and engaging speaker with a powerful message. She is a lovely person who took the time to take pictures with attendees and continued to interact with people at the reception afterwards. We have had nothing but positive feedback and I couldn't be happier. Thank you so much for connecting us with such a talent!"
"The presentation for Brown vs. Board was not only informative, but very well executed. I have studied this historical case in the past, but Mrs. Henderson put a very personal twist on the matter, which really brought the case to life."
"Dr. Brown Henderson's address was very well received. All of the logistics worked very well and everything took place seamlessly. I especially appreciated Dr. Brown Henderson's willingness to participate in the informal post-address meeting. I felt APB handled all the details extremely well."