On Wednesday, Civic Spirit traveled to the New York Historical Society with Mrs. Audi Hecht, History chair, to attend a lecture by Professor Randall Kennedy in commemoration of the 65th anniversary of Brown vs. Board of Education. The audience was packed, and the students were welcomed specially. They were also joined by Rabbi Robert Hirt, founder of Civic Spirit, who had the opportunity to meet each student personally. Mrs. Hecht said, “The lecture was replete with scholarship and insight regarding the Brown decision, its staggered implementation, societal resistance to racial integration in schools, and a host of relevant current parallels. The students were most enthusiastic in reveling in the rigor and depth of the presentation and the compelling questions that followed. Looking forward to future learning highlights with our Civic Spirit Scholars!”