Presenter: Justin Murphy, education reporter at the Democrat & Chronicle

Democrat and Chronicle education reporter Justin Murphy will discuss the findings in his new book, Your Children Are Very Greatly in Danger: School Segregation in Rochester, New York. Drawing on never-before-seen archival documents as well as scores of new interviews, Murphy shows how discriminatory public policy and personal prejudice combined to create the racially segregated education system that exists in the Rochester area today.

Murphy covers education in the Rochester area, with an emphasis on the Rochester City School District. He has worked at the Democrat and Chronicle since 2012 and before that was a reporter for The Citizen in Auburn, New York. He grew up in Penfield and attended the University of Chicago and the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. He lives with his wife and children in the Cobbs Hill neighborhood.
 

The Warner School of Education hosts weekly talks on most Wednesdays during the Spring and Fall Semesters.

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