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Students at Conservatory Lab Charter School Push Frederick Douglass Memorial Forward

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    Alexis Margolin

After a year-long expedition on African American history, last year's 7th and 8th graders at Dorchester, MA's Conservatory Lab Charter School have plenty to be proud of! After a letter-writing campaign in support of erecting a statue of social-reformer and abolitionist Frederick Douglass, students were invited to present their work in front of the Boston Arts Commission.

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In cooperation with the City of Boston, the Boston Arts Commission is now exploring potential sites for the statue. In lending their voices and their knowledge to a nearly 10-year long effort, the students are now seeing firsthand how their work can make a real impact.

For more on this story and to learn about the project's progress, visit WCVB5 and watch the first video clip in the lineup.