Date of Award

Spring 2013

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


American Studies

First Advisor

Davarian Baldwin


This paper attempts to explain how Bloomfield, CT simultaneously maintains an integrated town population and an extremely segregated public schools population. By examining the intersection of race and class in regards to housing and education, this paper traces the transition of Bloomfield from a predominately white to a predominately African-American suburb, and the effect this change had on the public schools.The paper concludes with a discussion of opinions about Bloomfield, comparing popular perceptions of the town and schools to the lived experiences of former students and parents.


Senior thesis completed at Trinity College for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in American Studies.