Program Focusing Upon the Integration of Talbot County Public Schools

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Integration Through a Child’s Eyes, a program focusing upon the integration of Talbot County’s public schools, will be presented Thursday, January 11, 7-9pm at the Academy Art Museum, 106 South St., Easton.

Brown v. Board of Education ruled in 1954 that “separate but equal no longer had a place in our public education,” and states were ordered to desegregate their schools “with all deliberate speed.”

The Talbot County Board of Education would desegregate our schools one grade at a time, choosing freedom of choice as their method of compliance. Despite a small bomb exploding at the back entrance of the elementary school on South Street, progress would be made.

Moderator Constance Morris Hope, with 35 years of experience promoting understanding among people of diverse backgrounds for the US government and international agencies, and featured speakers JoAnn Asparagus Murray and Charles Hines will guide us through our history. Their presentation will be followed by a panel discussion of shared experiences and how lessons learned might guide us today.

This program is being presented by the Talbot County Democratic Forum, and is free and open to the public.

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