Date: January 12, 2011

Location:  Salina Public Library’s Community Learning Center, Salina, Kansas

Partners: Salina Central High School

Funded by the League of Women Voters of Salina, four Advanced Placement U.S. History high school students at Salina Central High School did extracurricular research on the history of judicial diversity and the civil rights movement at the Eisenhower Library, under the guidance of Salina Central teacher Deidre Hoff.  The students found that Eisenhower's decision to appoint more women and minorities to the federal bench helped lay the foundation for court rulings that expanded civil rights and dismantled segregation.  They presented the result of their research at the event (via Powerpoint presentations).

The program was covered in the Salina Journal