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The 1619 Project is an ongoing project developed by The New York Times Magazine in 2019 with the goal of re-examining the legacy of slavery in the United States and timed for the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first Africans in Virginia.


            Program Participants:

            Sherman Avenue United Methodist Church

            La Follette High School BSU (Black Student Union)

            One City Schools

            Dane County District Attorney' Office Staff

            Upcoming  Events:   

            Northside Elementary and Coulee Montessori Charter Schools, La Crosse, WI


Two of our MMSD educators are leading an online discussion series about the legacy of slavery in America for Dane County District Attorney’s Office employees. The five-part 1619 Project series is exclusively for local government agency staff led by Frank Allis Elementary School teacher, Camara Stovall and retired MMSD teacher, Saundra Brown. 


Each week, Brown and Stovall lead a 90-minute discussion with breakout sessions using text, music, podcasts, art and poetry to discuss race relations in America, past and present. Ismael Ozanne Dane County District Attorney (pictured below) participates in the weekly sessions, partnering with MMSD to bring these critical conversations to the DA Office community. #MMSDBlackExcellence

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