A presentation in Oak Ridge this evening will feature Ernestine Avery, one of the 85 African American students who integrated Oak Ridge Schools in 1955, a press release said.
Avery was one of the 85 students who had attended Scarboro schools before integrating Oak Ridge Schools in 1955.
The presentation will begin on Zoom at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 27. This will be during the monthly general meeting of the Oak Ridge-Anderson County NAACP Branch, the press release said.
“Mrs. Avery will tell the story of being one of the first children coming to Oak Ridge in the 1940s,” the press release said. “Rose Weaver, an active supporter of the effort to have these stories told, will moderate the 30-minute discussion with Mrs. Avery.”
The public is invited to join the meeting. Anyone who is interested in attending can send an email to [email protected], and the link will be sent to you.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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