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Alison Stewart discusses & signs First Class: The Legacy of Dunbar, America's First Black Public School

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Over Dunbar High School's first eighty years, its teachers developed generations of highly educated, high-achieving African Americans, ground breakers that included the first black member of a presidential cabinet, the first black army general, the creator of the modern blood bank, the first black state attorney general, the legal mastermind behind school desegregation, and hundreds of educators.  By the 1950s, Dunbar High School was sending 80 percent of its students to college. Today, as with too many troubled urban public schools, the majority of Dunbar students struggle with reading and math. Journalist and author Alison Stewart, whose parents were both Dunbar graduates, tells the story of the school's rise, fall, and path toward resurgence as it looks to reopen its new, state-of-the-art campus in the fall of 2013.

 

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Event date: 
Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 4:00pm
Event address: 
695 E. Colorado Blvd
91101 Pasadena
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First Class: The Legacy of Dunbar, America's First Black Public High School Cover Image
$26.95
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ISBN: 9781613740095
Published: Chicago Review Press - August 1st, 2013