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Reactions to Justin Murphy's new book, "Your Children are Very Greatly in Danger"

Ed Cavalier and Justin Murphy on "Connections with Evan Dawson"
Megan Mack
Ed Cavalier and Justin Murphy on "Connections with Evan Dawson"

Dana Miller was a tenth-grade student on the bus to his new school in 1971 when he saw a group of white parents along the street. He wondered if they were there to greet Black students like him. Instead, he saw the parents pull out bricks and baseball bats. Miller and his friends had to be escorted by police in to their school, escaping the rage of white adults. Fifty years later, Miller is a successful Rochester city official, but he vividly remembers seeing his hometown look a lot more like the better-known southern cities that struggled with racism and school integration.

So what can we learn from this? We're joined by guests who can recount their own stories and help local schools look forward. Our guests:

Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.
Emmarae Stein is the production assistant for "Connections with Evan Dawson."