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Forum to tackle busing legacy

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The Cohasset Diversity Committee and local clergy last week skipped their annual breakfast honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., deciding instead to honor the civil rights leader with a forum during Black History Month. The alternative event will be held Feb. 23 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Paul Pratt Memorial Library, and will focus on busing in Boston. The speaker will be Donna Bevins of the Boston Busing/Desegregation Project for Truth, Learning and Change. “We’re just trying to do something different - it’s a fascinating topic - but next year we’ll be back to the breakfast,” said Connie Afshar, who heads the diversity panel. - Johanna Seltz

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