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Last updated 4/14/2021 at 4:47pm

From left to right are Alfonso and Henry Hutchinson and Mrs. And Mr. Larry Betsill.

Thank you to the Rosenwald alumni who provided questions for what became a collaborative interview that follows. For background, the person that we are asking questions of was a white teacher who taught at an inner city Cleveland public school in 1978. This was the same year they decided to desegregate the county schools. The teacher's seventh grade school was 100 percent black, with only 12 white teachers. This teacher was one of them. It felt like a valuable exploration to be had and an opportunity for conversation.

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