The Curry School had the great honor of hosting four warriors for equal rights in education: Howard “Hank” W. Allen, Ed.D. is a retired associate professor at the Curry School and former director of the Consultative Resource Center for School Desegregation at the Curry School; Rosa Atkins, Ed.D. is the superintendent for the Charlottesville City School Division; James H. Bash, Ed.D. is professor emeritus of the Curry School and founding faculty member of the Consultative Resource Center for School Desegregation; Rebecca S. Branch is a retired school principal whose career in public education spanned from 1951-1983.
As part of the University of Virginia’s week-long celebration to honor the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the panelists each shared about their roles and experiences during the desegregation of Virginia’s Schools.