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Speaker: Journalist Jim McElhatton
60 Years of Integration of Alexandria Schools
2019-02-25 19:00:002019-02-25 21:00:00America/New_YorkSpeaker: Journalist Jim McElhattonEllen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Monday, February 25 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Add to Calendar2019-02-25 19:00:002019-02-25 21:00:00America/New_YorkSpeaker: Journalist Jim McElhattonJoin us for a talk with journalist Jim McElhatton as he highlights the stories of ordinary people who helped change civil rights in Alexandria Schools. Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library
Join us for a talk with journalist Jim McElhatton as he highlights the stories of ordinary people who helped change civil rights in Alexandria Schools.
February 2019 will mark 60 years to the day when Alexandria public schools were integrated. Journalist Jim McElhatton who wrote the articles "The homeless man who made Alexandria civil rights history" and "A school cook's forgotten civil rights stand" will speak about his research into the story of James Lomax and others who helped change the face of education and civil rights in Alexandria.
Join author M.J. O’Brien and special guest Joan Trumpauer Mullholland, participant in the sit-in, in a discussion of We Shall Not Be Moved: The Jackson Woolworth’s Sit-In and the Movement It Inspired.Register