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Library Live: Rachel Devlin

The Newport Beach Public Library Foundation presents Library Live with Rachel Devlin.

In the years before the Supreme Court struck down school segregation with its 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision, the struggle to desegregate America’s schools was a grassroots movement, and young women were on the front lines. As early as the 1940’s, parents and young girls were filing desegregation lawsuits. Author Rachel Devlin’s research
transforms our understanding of one of the twentieth century’s most important civil rights battles, set in motion by undaunted students. After years spent researching these remarkable women, she brings to us their powerful stories of leadership, bravery and a steely resolve to gain civil rights. Devlin reminds us of the courage and sacrifice they endured and how relevant their struggle remains today.

This lecture is free.  Reservations are required.

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