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Tell About the South: Mishio Yamanaka on Desegregation in New Orleans
April 17 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Mishio Yamanaka, a PhD candidate in UNC’s Department of History and the 2017-18 McColl Fellow, will show how Creoles of color in New Orleans achieved the partial desegregation of public schools during Reconstruction and resisted resegregation in 1877. In her dissertation, she argues that public schools catalyzed Creoles’ civil rights debate, as they considered educational opportunities fundamental to racial equality. By examining school records and family histories, her project reveals how Creoles of color forged a community-wide desegregation campaign during the Reconstruction period.
This event is free and open to the public, but RSVPs to Patrick Horn at firstname.lastname@example.org will be appreciated. Light refreshments will be served.