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Date(s) - 09/14/2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Reinsch Library Auditorium, Marymount University


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. It is part of a monthly series of public programs sponsored by the Arlington Historical Society and Marymount’s Department of History and Politics. For more information, please visit www.arlingtonhistoricalsociety.org,

Email: info@arlingtonhistoricalsociety.org or call: 703-892-4204

DRIVING DIRECTIONS and FREE PARKING: Attendees should enter the Marymount University campus at the library gate on N. 26th Street. Then turn left and park in the garage at the bottom . Handicapped parking is just inside the gate at the library. For complete directions to the Main Campus of Marymount University go to http://www.marymount.edu/Home/Contact-us/Locate-us

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: A free Marymount Shuttle bus is available from the Ballston-MU Metro Station (Orange and Silver lines). The University is also accessible via Metro bus routes 23A and 23T; exit at the N. Glebe Road and Old Dominion Drive stop.