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June 16, 2020 @ 2:00 pm
“Still Standing: The Relics of School Segregation in Montgomery County”
Education, denied to the enslaved, was one of the highest priorities of emancipated African Americans. But in Montgomery County 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. Join Ralph Buglass for a virtual tour of the historic school buildings that tell this story.
This online presentation is hosted by Montgomery History. For more information, and to register, visit their website.