The history of Thaddeus Stevens School, built for African American students 150 years ago, provides insight into the segregated past of D.C. public schools until the landmark 1954 Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision.
Join DCPL on Tuesday, February 20th from Noon until 1:00 PM to learn more about the history and legacy of Washington’s segregated school system from independent scholar Ralph Buglass. The lecture will take place in the historic Sumner School Museum and Archives, a former school that was built during the period of segregated schooling in Washington.
Ralph Buglass is a member of the Montgomery County Maryland Historical Society’s Speakers’ Bureau and is a history instructor at American University’s Lifelong Learning Institute. As a volunteer docent at a one-room schoolhouse in Montgomery County, Ralph specializes in the history of public education in the area, which meant segregated schooling for nearly a century. Ralph hold a BA in American History from Cornell University and a Master’s Degree in journalism from American University.
The event is free and open to the public. Please feel free to bring your own lunch. Note: food and drinks will not be provided.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives