From Felecia Gaston:

In various parts across America, states are removing Black history from schools. The Marin County Office of Education is doing the opposite.

It gives me great pleasure to partner with the Office of Education to host the Marin City historical traveling exhibit and publication, “A Brand New Start … This is Home” into the 62 public school libraries and classrooms.

The infusion of Black history as American history in culturally responsive ways should be practiced in schools year-round. Students should learn throughout all disciplines about the accomplishments, experiences, and perspectives of all Black people.

I applaud the decision of John Carroll, the Marin County superintendent of schools, and his leadership to bring this exhibit to the Office of Education. This is the third traveling exhibit since being curated in 2022 to promote access to local history that will educate, entertain, and enlighten school children and other local groups in the most compelling immersive experience.

Marin City was founded in 1942 when housing was built for employees who worked at Marinship Corporation during World War II. The workforce included people of all races who were recruited from all over the United States to serve their country to build a better life.


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