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Louis Schiavone recalls being active within the Bloomfield community in the 1960’s. As a white man, he was part of the Bloomfield Human Relations Commission from the year 1971-73, and also was the principal of Bloomfield High School from 1973-88. He reflects on the positive qualities of the Bloomfield Public Schools and describes the experience of his one son, who attended K-12. As principal, Schiavone organized meetings with white and black students to discuss race relations, and he describes some of their dialogue in detail. He briefly mentions volunteering as a tester for housing discrimination.
Bloomfield, CT 2005
Schiavone, Louis. Oral history interview on Bloomfield CT by Aleesha Young. Cities, Suburbs, and Schools Project at Trinity College, August 16, 2005. Downloaded from Trinity College Digital Repository (http://digitalrepository.trincoll.edu/cssp/).