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Before Freedom Summer: A Talk with Christopher Bonastia
Start Date: 10/28/2014Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Date: 10/28/2014End Time: 3:00 PM

Event Description
Prince Edward County closed its schools for five years (1959-1964) rather than obey a desegregation order from the Federal court. In the summer of 1963, students from Queens College and New York City teachers traveled to Virginia to run a "Freedom School" for black Prince Edward students. This lecture explores the creation of these Freedom Schools in Virginia and their links to Freedom Summer in Mississippi.

Christopher Bonastia, professor of sociology, is the author of Southern Stalemate: Five Years Without Public Education in Prince Edward County, Virginia.
Location Information:
Lehman College - Leonard Lief Library
Room: Treehouse Conference Room 317
Contact Information:
Name: Alison Lehner-Quam
Phone: 718-960-7756
Email: alison.lehnerquam@lehman.cuny.edu
Photo Credit: Farmville 1963 Civil Rights Protest. Photo Courtesy of VCU Li
Other Details:
RSVP: http://BonastiaReading.eventbrite.com
Audience:
  • Alumni
  • Community
  • Faculty
  • Graduate Students
  • Parents
  • Prospective Students
  • Staff
  • Students
  • Transfer Students
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