february, 2016

13feb(feb 13)4:00 pm(feb 13)4:00 pmBlack History Month ProgramStill Standing: The Relics of School Segregation in Montgomery County Chapters:Twinbrook

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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.

For more information about the Black History Month program, call 240-777-0240. Free, no registration required.

Sponsored by Friends of the Library, Twinbrook Chapter.

Time

(Saturday) 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Location

Twinbrook Library

202 Meadow Hall Drive

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