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David J. Sargent Hall

Driving for Desegregation: Boston 50 Years After Busing

Driving for Desegregation: Boston 50 Years After Busing
Driving for Desegregation: Boston 50 Years After Busing

Time & Location

Oct 26, 2023, 6:00 PM

David J. Sargent Hall, 120 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02108, USA

About the Event

IN PERSON AND LIVE VIA ZOOM. Click here to reigster via Zoom

Ford Hall Forum and GBH Forum Network invite you to a panel discussion moderated by Adrian Walker of The Boston Globe, with Zebulon V. Miletsky, PhD., associate professor of Africana  Studies, Stonybrook University and the author of, A History of Boston’s Long Black Freedom Struggle, Alisa R. Drayton, Executive Director, Yawkey Club of Roxbury, and Marilyn Flowers-Marion, chairperson, Retired Teachers Chapter of the Boston Teachers Union, who will share their lived experiences of court-ordered busing in Boston during the 1970s. The panel will also explore the long-term impacts of busing on the city of Boston, including the current state of Boston’s public schools and racial equity in a myriad of arenas. Looking to the future, the panel will consider what a more equitable Boston Public School System might look like.

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