“Explore the History of MMSD Schools Named After Local Black Leaders” will take place Thursday, Feb. 26, 6-7 p.m.
Many of Madison Metropolitan School District’s schools are named after locally and nationally known figures. For example, Memorial High is named after the nation’s fourth president, James Madison. Toki Middle School is named for Madison native and World World II veteran, Akira R. Toki, and Mendota Community School gets its name from being located one block off Northport Drive near Lake Mendota.
Did you know that four MMSD schools are named for Black Madisonians who were trailblazers in Madison’s civil rights and education communities and instrumental in dismantling systemic racism in this city?
Join us Thursday at 6 pm as we explore the stories behind how James C. Wright Middle School, Velma Hamilton Middle School, Dr. Virginia Henderson Middle School and Milele Chikasa Anana Elementary schools were named. You won’t want to miss this special discussion right here on the MMSD FB page.