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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.


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.