February 27, 2023

New Podcast Available Now: Aaron Mossell and the Struggle to Integrate Lockport's Schools

A New York Minute in History

This article originally appeared on the WAMC Podcasts website.

On this episode, Devin and Lauren discuss a William G. Pomeroy marker recognizing the contributions of the Mossell family in western New York, and their efforts to successfully integrate the Niagara County city of Lockport’s public schools in the late 19th century — nearly 80 years before legal segregation ended nationwide.

Guests: Melissa Dunlap, executive director of the Niagara County History Center, and Heidi Ziemer, outreach and digital equity coordinator for the Western New York Library Resources Council