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Cheryl Brown Henderson, Ronald C. Griffin, Stephen A. Adams

Cheryl Brown Henderson is one of the children of the late Reverend Oliver Brown, namesake of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision of 1954, Brown v. The Board of Education. She is co-founder of the Brown Foundation for Educational Equity, Excellence and Research, a foundation that was established as a living tribute to the attorneys and plaintiffs in the case. Ronald C. Griffin is Professor of Law at Washburn University Law School, and author of numerous articles and public presentations on equality issues in the United States and abroad and issues in international trade. Professor Griffin is past chair of the Board of Directors of the Brown Foundation and currently serves on the Foundation's Capitol Campaign Committee.   Stephen E. Adams is the Superintendent of the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site in Topeka, Kansas, with many years of experience in the National Park Service as park ranger. He previously served as Superintendent of the Pea Ridge National Military Park in Pea Ridge, Arkansas.