Alexander Hyres

Student in Charlottesville, Virginia

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I am an historian of education in training at the University of Virginia. I study the Black freedom struggle and education, urban and suburban education, and education policy in postwar America. Tentatively titled "In the Shadow of Jefferson's University: Public Education, the State, and the Black Freedom Struggle in an American College Town, 1945-1984," my dissertation examines how education shaped the Black freedom struggle in Charlottesville and vice versa. It also investigates how, and the extent to which, local, state, and national education reform efforts enabled and disabled efforts to improve life outcomes for African Americans in Charlottesville. In my free time, I enjoy reading and writing, spending time with friends and family, traveling the world, and following the Seattle sports scene.

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