When:
Thursday, Apr 15, 2021 6:00p -
7:00p

Where:
Online event
1154 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215

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Admission:
FREE

Categories:
History, Virtual & Streaming

Event website:
http://masshist.org/calendar/event?event=3446

In 1972, a group of African American parents sued city and state officials over segregation within the Boston Public Schools. After a trial, a federal court determined that the Boston School Committee had intentionally discriminated on the basis of race by operating a dual school system that extended to school assignments, facilities, and staffing. When officials failed to produce a timely remedy, the court ordered institutional reforms, including re-districting and the re-assignment of students. In this program, panelists will reflect on the lessons to be learned from Boston’s school desegregation experience.


Moderator:


Matthew F. Delmont, Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Professor of History, Dartmouth College


Speakers:


Martha Minow, 300th Anniversary University Professor, Harvard University, and Former Dean, Harvard Law School; Becky Shuster, Assistant Superintendent of Equity, Boston Public Schools; Rachel E. Twymon, whose family was profiled in J. Anthony Lukas’ Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Common Ground


Image courtesy of Spencer Grant.

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