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Sumner School Volunteer Opportunity!!! Volunteer docents are needed for interpretive tours and oral histories at the historic Sumner Elementary School site, 330 SW Western, on May 17 and 18. Trainingwill be provided. All who are passionate about Sumner are welcome!

More specifically, May 17 and 18 is the weekend of celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Brown v. Board Supreme Court decision. A volunteer coordinator, people who will do tours, and people who will take short-form oral histories are needed. If there are enough volunteers, some may be asked to assist with the Legacy Walk that will occur twice on May 17 between Monroe and Sumner Schools.

Training is mandatory and will be held April 19, 9 to Noon. Volunteers who wish to help with oral histories will need to attend an additional training session on April 23 from 5-7 PM. Training will include how to do interpretive historical tours and the fundamentals of encouraging and securing oral histories. Volunteer commitment required is a minimum of a four-hour shift at Sumner School on May 17 between 9 and 6 and May 18 between 1 and 6, with the possibility of future opportunities as well. Training will be provided by the Brown v. Board National Historic Site.

This event is sponsored by the Brown v Board Sumner Legacy Trust, in partnership with the National Park Service, with support from the Ward Meade Neighborhood Improvement Association and Sumner’s current owner. Registration for the training and volunteering can be made by contacting Stephanie Kyriazis at, 354-4273 x231.


Upcoming Events:

Contemporary Reflections: Brown v. Board of Education (Multiple Dates)

Forging Freedoms Pathway Living History Walk

Block Party

Now Let Me Fly

Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site Kindergarten Room Grand Opening



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