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Recent Grad’s Dissertation Work Featured in Richmond Times


Like her father, Carmen Foster (Ed.D. ‘14 Soc Fdns) is a storyteller.

The late Francis M. Foster Sr., a prominent Richmond dentist, was also known as an amateur historian who could tell you anything you wanted to know about the Jackson Ward community where he practiced for more than 40 years.

Growing up in that environment of cultural appreciation for the past, Carmen Foster learned to love stories….

Foster, who lives in Richmond, recently completed her doctor of education degree at the University of Virginia. Her dissertation examines the integration of Chandler Junior High School in the 1960s. The school in Richmond’s North Side was the first previously all-white city public school to enroll black students.

Read the full story in the July 26 Richmond Times.

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