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(V) Perceptions of Color #8: Deseg Revisited
April 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm CDT
Program livestreamed at facebook.com/garlandcountylibrary and youtube.com/garlandcolibrary
Join Marsalis Weatherspoon and his guests for Perceptions of Color, a monthly series that intends to both celebrate and educate about all facets of the African American experience. Weatherspoon, a musician, speaker, and public servant, currently serves as President of the local NAACP branch, Hot Springs Branch #6013.
April 20th marks the 30th anniversary of the landmark “Garland County School Desegregation Case Settlement Agreement,” known colloquially as the “deseg order.” For the month of April, Perceptions of Color will examine the impact of the deseg order and where we stand today vis-a-vis race relations in Garland County schools. This month’s guest is Ms. Jeri Maghoney.
Jeri D. Maghoney was born and raised in the San Joaquin Delta Valley of Northern California but has been a resident of Hot Springs for the last 16 years. A graduate of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a B.A. in History and double minor in Social Studies and Secondary Education, she is currently in her fifth year as a Social Studies educator at Hot Springs World Class High School where she teaches courses on Economics, Personal Finance and the History of the Americas. Ms. Maghoney is a dedicated educator who was selected as Teacher of the Year for HSWCHS for the 2020-2021 school year. In 2019 Ms. Maghoey was the recipient of the Hanamaki Sister City Exchange Program Scholarship and was a part of a delegation of teachers to visit Hanamaki, Japan. In 2017 Ms. Maghoney’s historical research paper on the desegregation of the Hot Springs School District was featured in a four-part installation in the Sentinel Record.