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There are 2 comments on BU Marks 50 Years of Changing Lives behind Bars

  1. What a great article. Congratulations to BU for offering this needed program to a population that is often ignored.

    I had no idea about John Silber’s role in supporting the offering of these courses to Norfolk when this sort of thing wasn’t well received by a large portion of the general population.

  2. I was one of those students who went to Norfolk with Elizabeth Barker, the only woman. Knowing her was transformative and that experience stuck with me. Today I’m coediting a special issue of the academic journal Gender & History on carcerality, and carrying forward this vision I barely understood in 1970.
    Presente and toward future,

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