Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Desegregation in Atlanta Public Schools (Sponsored)

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The Forward with Farmer Campaign Kicks Off with a Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Desegregation in Atlanta Public Schools

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Atlanta, GA — The Forward with Farmer Campaign for Atlanta Public Schools, District 2 is proud to kick off our campaign to Help Our Public Education (H.O.P.E.) in Atlanta by celebrating the 50th anniversary of the desegregation in Atlanta Public Schools on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at 5:30 p.m., at Morris Brown College Hickman Student Center, Cunningham Auditorium located at 715 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive at the corner of Sunset Blvd.

On the morning of August 30, 1961, nine courageous African American students (“The Atlanta Nine”) headed for the first day of classes at four previously all-white Atlanta public high schools.  Unlike scenes in other Southern cities that resisted desegregation, such as Birmingham (AL) and Little Rock (AK), the day was seemingly uneventful.

Because no one asked “How was your day?” upon their return, the “Forward with Farmer” campaign for APS Board, District 2 has organized this historic event to reunite many of them and hear their personal stories.

The event features an extraordinarily personal and powerful tribute as they explain the profound impact desegregation had on their individual lives.

Please join us August 30, 2011, as we celebrate our past and create a vision to Help Our Public Education (H.O.P.E.).

For more information on how you can Help Our Public Education (H.O.P.E.), or to secure your sponsorship, please contact Raynard Johnson at raynardj1@yahoo.com or 404-752-6758. You may contact candidate Dwanda Farmer at 404-222-0820 or dwandafarmer@comcast.net.

Suggested Attire: Black & White (in the spirit of integration and multiculturalism)

Contact:

Forward with Farmer Campaign – Atlanta Public Schools, District 2

227 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. SW Atlanta, GA 30312

Phone: 404-222-0820 or 404-451-3812 cell – email: dwandafarmer@comcast.net  

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