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Boston Scenes 8-27-2015

Highland Street Foundation Executive Director Blake Jordan and Emerson College President Lee Pelton with campers from the Wang YMCA of Chinatown. More than 600 children gathered on Boston Common last week to participate in the foundation’s TADpole 10, an initiative that provides free programming for young children who live and attend day care centers, pre-schools and camps in Boston neighborhoods. Pelton who read to the children as part of TADpole10’s collaboration with the ReadBoston Storymobile.
The Honorable Carol Moseley Braun, former U.S. Senator, gave an impassioned talk about the Civil Rights struggle, at the Millennium Conversation and Town Hall meeting, held at the Museum of African American History on Beacon Hill, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. Joinging in presentations were Susannah Heschel, scholar; Beverly Morgan-Welch, MAA; Dr. Keith L. Magee, SJI; Ken Cooper, writer; Cheryl C. Crawfrod, MassVote; Michael Curry, NAACP; Avi Green, MA Ballot Law; Ra-Shaan Hall, Lawyers Committee; and Kevin Peterson, New Democracy.
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