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History of Graham and Parks School

Saundra Graham
Saundra Graham was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on September 5, 1941, one of eleven children of Roberta Betts Postell and Charles B. Postell. She attended public schools in Cambridge, the University of Massachusetts and Harvard University Extension. In 1978 she received a Loeb Fellowship at Harvard.
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Rosa Parks
Rosa Louise Parks was born February 4, 1913 to James and Leona McCauley in Tuskegee, Alabama. The family moved to Montgomery when Rosa was eleven years old. She attended Montgomery Industrial School for Girls where she learned many things she wasn't learning from her life in the segregated South. In 1931 Rosa married Mr. Raymond Parks. Read more >>

Ann Bolger
Ann Bolger (1939-2001) was, for 27 years, the Parent Coordinator at the Graham and Parks Alternative Public School. The parent liaison positions that are now a universal feature of Cambridge schools are based on the job she created, and her work is nationally recognized as a model for family involvement in schools. Read more >>

Timeline
Graham and Parks is the result of joining two schools in 1981 -- the Cambridge Alternative Public School (CAPS), which was a small, nationally acclaimed magnet school, and the Webster School, which was a small, traditional neighborhood school. The school was located on Upton Street from 1982 until 2003, when it moved to 44 Linnaean Street. Explore the Graham and Parks Historical Timeline >>