november, 2021

Author Talk: Mark Robinson's "Place of Privilege"

10nov7:00 pm8:00 pmAuthor Talk: Mark Robinson's "Place of Privilege"Ridgefield Library

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In New York, the crown jewel place of privilege is The Dalton School; one of the most prestigious, elite prep schools in the nation, recognized globally for its visionary progressive educational philosophy and its ultra wealthy, celebrity student body. Dalton is where Anderson Cooper was a student, Jeffrey Epstein was a teacher and Robert Redford and Bob Fosse were members of the PTA. In the mid-1960s, Dalton reached out to previously unfamiliar communities and for the first time actively recruited minority students..

“Place Of Privilege” tells what happened to the black boys placed into this strange new world, without any support system, without any rules of engagement. The sudden presence of this small group of black boys began to change Dalton forever. Mark and Ray are among the very first young Black men to attend Dalton.

“Place Of Privilege ” provides the remarkable narrative of the pathfinder courses their lives would take.



(Wednesday) 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Ridgefield Library

472 Main Street, Ridgefield CT 06877


Ridgefield Library

Phone: (203) 438-2282 472 Main Street, Ridgefield CT 06877

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