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date: 05 August 2020

Andrews, Margaret Dwen Rogers locked

(22 Jan. 1935–4 Aug. 2007), educator,
  • Tzvia R. Waronker


was born in Hartford, Connecticut, to John E. Rogers, Jr., a clerk in the U.S. Post Office, and Oretta (Majors) Rogers, a Georgia native who later worked in G. Fox and Co. in Hartford from 1950 to 1970. Margaret was the fourth of five children; her siblings were John E. III, Alfred R., James O., and Enid Rogers. Margaret grew up with black history stories told in the evening by her father. In 1938 the Rogers family moved to Manchester, Connecticut, where Margaret was educated and graduated from the Manchester Public School in 1953 Following up with her education she attended the Teachers College of Connecticut now known as Central Connecticut State University where she received her Associates Degree in teaching Her father was active in promoting civil rights and was a self taught historian who taught at many universities in Connecticut He also instituted a black history ...

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