To tell the story of the desegregation ruling, and the subsequent efforts to integrate the public schools in Montgomery County, we turn to five black women who lived that experience: Margaret Taylor Jones, Geneva Mason, Doris Hackey, Edith Throckmorton, and Nina Honemond Clarke. These women were educators, community leaders, and pioneers, with combined decades of experience administering and teaching in the segregated school system, followed by the seven years of difficult transition to an integrated school system. The sixth woman, Rose Kramer, was a member of the Montgomery County School Board: a strong advocate for the integration of schools and a white Jewish woman born to immigrant parents. This is their experience of the desegregation process in Montgomery County–before, during, and after–in their words.
Wednesday, July 1, 2020Virtual Event