Created Equal Film & Arts Series

The Road to Brown

Join the CSRD & The Philosophy and Film Series for a screening of the documentary "The Road to Brown," followed by a discussion moderated by James Wermers, CSRD Faculty Fellow.

About the Film

The Road to Brown chronicles the legal battles led by Charles Hamilton Houston — “the man who killed Jim Crow” — in the years leading up to the landmark Brown v. Board of Education ruling in 1954. The film takes viewers from the “separate but equal” world sanctioned by the infamous Plessy v. Ferguson decision to the triumph of Brown and beyond. It is a piercing and compelling examination of a series of legal battles and people that changed the future of a nation.


Sponsored by Arizona Public Service (APS)

This documentary is part of Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle, a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, as part of its Bridging Cultures initiative, in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.