Celebrating Roberta Logan: Primary Source Supporter for Over 20 Years
As a middle school educator for Boston Public Schools (BPS) in the early 90's, Roberta Logan was aware of a cultural shift taking place. "The focus was on transforming schools through multi-cultural education," she said. "My school [Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School] and the William Monroe Trotter Elementary School received a multiyear grant to foster collaboration among teachers and across the two school communities, and Primary Source agreed to be one of our collaborating partners." Recognizing Roberta's expertise in African American history, and in particular the laws around slavery, co-founder Anne Watt asked her to lead a Primary Source weekend workshop on the Underground Railroad. Soon after, she met co-founder Anna Roelofs and a partnership was born that has lasted over two decades and counting. "There's a synergy in our relationship that continues to amaze me year after year," says Roberta.