Blog Post: An Unheralded Battle in the War Against Segregation

Grade Range: 8-12
Resource Type(s): Reference Materials
Date Posted: 7/20/2012

In this post, students will learn about Almera Anderson Romney, a California teacher, and her efforts to correct the inequity of the substandard condition of most aspects of the school. As a teacher and principal, she introduced innovative educational strategies, recruited a top-notch and diverse staff, raised student performance, and built a relationship of trust and mutual admiration with the community that lasted until her death. All this was accomplished against the background of the burgeoning civil rights movement and with significant opposition from the patriarchy that governed the town and its schools. Written about his grandmother by Matt MacArthur, Director of New Media, this post is published on the Museum's "O Say Can You See?" blog.