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Black History Month: Author Series: Before Busing: A History of Boston’s Long Black Freedom Struggle In-Person

This event will be in-person and available via Zoom.

Countway is excited to have author Zebulon Miletsky discuss his book, Before Busing: A History of Boston’s Long Black Freedom Struggle.

Light refreshments 

Books available for purchase and to have signed

Before Busing: A History of Boston’s Long Black Freedom Struggle by Zebulon Vance Miletsky tells the story of the men and women who struggled and demonstrated to make school desegregation a reality in Boston. It reveals the legal efforts and battles over tactics that played out locally and influenced the national Black freedom struggle. And the book gives credit to the Black organizers, parents, and children who fought long and hard battles for justice that have been left out of the standard narratives of the civil rights movement. What emerges is a clear picture of the long and hard-fought campaigns to break the back of Jim Crow education in the North and make Boston into a better, more democratic city—a fight that continues to this day.Date:Tuesday, February 7, 2023Time:6:00pm – 7:15pmTime Zone:Eastern Time – US & Canada (change)Location:Countway LibraryCampus Location:Harvard Longwood CampusCategories:  Events

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Meredith Solomon

Reverend Vernon E. Carter holding vigil outside Boston School Committee headquarters, May 17, 1965 (Boston Public Library) Zebulon Miletsky’s impressive boo …
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