NEWS Strengthening Civic Learning in the Commonwealth – 01/22/15 – Millbury Memorial Jr/Sr High School; 4-7 pm. Working group invites participation from teachers, administrators, policy makers… with concerns and recommendations on preparing next generation for civic engagement. 3 minutes to present. Bring written copy of testimony. Register by 01/15/15.
In Fairbury, Nebraska–pop. 5,000–where I grew up in the 1960s, there lived literally zero black people. It was not by chance: the Klan and its allies had driven blacks out of much of the rural Midwest. (My parents’ Civil Rights advocacy found scant welcome in my home town. But that’s another story.) When I was […]