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Separate but UNequal: the History of School Segregation in Montgomery County
Saturday, February 17, 2024, 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00)
In honor of Black History Month, Ralph Buglass from Montgomery History's Speakers Bureau will present, Separate but UNequal: the History of School Segregation in Montgomery County. Segregation is a painful part of Montgomery County's past and attendees will gain a greater understanding of how-- "Education, denied to slaves, was one of the highest priorities of emancipated African Americans. But in Montgomery County, where slavery existed, public education was not extended to black children until a decade after it was instituted for white children. Even then, the practice of “separate but equal” schools was anything but equal, and no black high school was built until well into the 20th century. A surprising number of these African American schools still exist in the county, including several erected through a partnership between Booker T. Washington and philanthropist Julius Rosenwald that helped improve black education all over the South." -- from Montgomery History
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This program is supported by The Friends of Library, Montgomery County.