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2023 Programming Schedule
September 10 Breaking Barriers: Desegregation of Huntsville City Schools and its Lessons for the Future
Presentation will be hosted at the NORTH Huntsville Library 3011 Sparkman Drive, Huntsville, AL 35810
Sonnie Hereford IV (Rocket City Civil Rights) and Dr. Beth Hereford Patin, his daughter and an assistant professor at Syracuse University, will use family photographs, videos, and digital storytelling tools to share Sonnie’s experience as one of the first Black students to desegregate Huntsville City Schools. They will discuss the desegregation of Huntsville City schools and its significance in the broader context of the Civil Rights Movement by detailing the specific events, protests, and legal actions that led to the eventual desegregation of these schools.
December 10 Huntsville & Urban Renewal
Presented by John O’Brien. Description to be announced.
Earlier this year:
March 12 – “Happy Dreams of Liberty: An American Family in Slavery and Freedom,” presented by historian and author Dr. R. Isabela Morales
June 11 – “The Race for Space: Creating Modern Landmarks in Post WWII Era Huntsville,” presented by Dr. Caroline Swope
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