D.C. and Higher Ed: A Historical Perspective

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 6:30 p.m.

Marjorie Lightman, Ph.D., and William Zeisel, Ph.D., will discuss the historically important and frequently unexamined questions of the role Congress has played in District affairs back to before the Civil War. Topics will include:

  • Development of the public school system
  • Evolution of teachers colleges and their role in District education
  • Effects of segregation and desegregation
  • Colleges chartered in the late 1960s
  • Formation of the University of the District of Columbia in the 1970s
  • Development of UDC in relation with home rule