Lessons learned from 1971 Sidetrack desegregation program
Here & Now host Deepa Fernandes speaks with Roberto Fortes and Peter Thomson.
The two men were part of a radical educational experiment in notoriously segregated Boston in 1971 called Sidetrack. The program brought together white and Black students from largely segregated neighborhoods and split time teaching them in each others’ neighborhoods.
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