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Black History Month Talk: Rockville’s Role in the Education of African Americans

Event Type: Special Event
Age Group(s): Adult, Teens, Seniors
Date: 2/24/2019
Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 3:30 PM
Description:
 Up until the mid-20th century, schools in Rockville – as well as Montgomery County – were segregated, but our city has played a major part in ever-increasing educational opportunities for African American students, beginning with a Freedmen’s Bureau school in a church basement after the Civil War and finally a modern high school for black students – albeit the only one in the county. In between, a Rockville teacher and his then-little-known attorney, Thurgood Marshall, paved the way for equal pay for black teachers—one of the first legal challenges of segregated schooling. Come learn about this important history.

This program presented by Historian Ralph Buglass, co-sponsored by the Friends of the Library, Rockville Memorial Chapter, and Peerless Rockville, is free and open to the public. It is appropriate for students, adults, and seniors. Space is limited, registration is required. (Seating limited to 60).
Library: Rockville Memorial    Map
Location: Meeting Room #1
Status: Openings


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