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Sep 14

The Other Side of Desegregation

Thursday 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Arlington Historical Society and Marymount University present: Another Side of Desegregation in Arlington

Location: Main Campus, Reinsch Library Auditorium

A panel of Arlingtonians - past and present - will discuss their perspectives on Arlington's efforts to desegregate since the 1950s. Arlington took a big step to desegregate its schools by allowing the first four students to attend a white junior high school in 1959 but much was left to be done. How did it feel for black students who were not allowed to participate in extracurricular school activities? How did Arlington handle busing in the 1960s? What was the impact on the community and students? Panel participants will include students, parents, and school administrators from the African-American community who were involved in and impacted by the ongoing transition from segregation to the court-mandated integration of Arlington public schools. Join us for a unique discussion on Arlington's road to desegregation. 

This program is free and open to the public.