The Huguenot and New Rochelle Historical Association will hold a program and reception on the Thomas Paine Cottage Museum lawn, on Sunday August 7, 2011 at 2PM, to commemorate the contributions of our country’s great civil rights champion and to celebrate the landmark Taylor v. The Board of Education of the City School District of New Rochelle case that played a major role in our nation’s struggle to end school segregation over 50 years ago.
New Rochelle residents Sam and Joan Goldstein (ages 91 and 89) will provide personal reflections on the struggle. Linda Tarrant-Reid, an author, columnist, and co-chair of the "Reflections of Change: a 50-Year Retrospective of the Lincoln School Decision” program; will address the history and impact of this event that changed our world.
Music and song helped move hearts and minds to right thinking throughout the civil rights struggle. Following the speakers, audience members will be invited to participate in a guitar-accompanied sing-a-long featuring some of songs that activists popularized during this era.
The event will be held rain or shine on front lawn of the Cottage at 20 Sicard Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10804. For more information call 914-633-1776. Light refreshments will be served.