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Date(s) - 09/10/2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


The US Supreme Court outlawed racially segregated public schools in 1954, but whites-only private schools flourished throughout the South for decades. The Supreme Court’s 1976 decision extending the ban on racial segregation to private schools involved a segregated pre-school here in Arlington. Join local resident Richard Samp as he discusses the people and places involved in this Arlington-focused case and its interesting aftermath.

Richard Samp is a semi-retired lawyer who has lived in Arlington for 35 years.  He currently serves as President of the Old Glebe Civic Association.  Among his Arlington-focused writings is a history of his Old Glebe neighborhood and a history of the Saegmuller and Madison Elementary Schools.

For access and connection information, REGISTER HERE by the end of the day on Wednesday, September 9.  On the morning of the event (Sep 10) you will get an email with easy to use information about how to attend the online Zoom meeting.  AHS usually hosts monthly free public events about a local history topic at Marymount University but due to the corona virus pandemic, that venue and all others are closed for the time being. So we are hosting this free event on ZOOM.

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