Roxbury History Series: The Dearborn School

Join us Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 7:00 pm at Haley House Bakery Cafe, 12 Dade St, Boston for The History of the Dearborn School, a slide show narrated by Barry Gaither, Director of the Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists.

Barry will also share the story of Louis Mailou Jones, the most famous graduate of the school. Jones was an internationally known artist, a member of the Harlem Renaissance and a personal friend of Barry.

The Dearborn Middle School, built in 1913 has been home to four historic schools: The High School of Practical Arts, the first public vocational school built for girls; Girl’s High, Roxbury High, a peaceful school during the Boston desegregation order; and the Dearborn Middle School.

The school is slated to be razed for the construction of a new STEM school (grades 6-12) on the same site. Neighborhood residents have joined together to oppose the demolition and are asking for the school to be built on a different site in Roxbury.

We welcome everyone to join us for the slide show, short film and talk, and for open discussion after the presentation. The program is free – come early for dinner and get a good seat!

Co-sponsored by the Roxbury Historical Society, Haley House Bakery Café, and the Roxbury PATH Forward Neighborhood Association.

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