Wilhemina Agbemakplido is a PhD Student at the New School for Social Research. Prior to the New School, Wilhemina held several positions in non-profit, community advocacy, and community justice organisations in Boston. She earned a Master’s degree in Dispute Resolution from the University of Massachusetts Boston and served as the Clean Energy program manager for the Massachusetts Climate Action Network. She co-founded Refugees Welcome! (Migrant Alliance and Partnership Network “MAP Network”). Wilhemina lives in a communal house In Brooklyn where she helps build and maintain community. She is mother to several houseplants, enjoys dancing, hiking, painting, and dreaming of a world filled with justice and equity.
Updated November 2021
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Boston Busing Blues
Landecker Democracy Fellow Wilhemina’s project is an oral history account of the forced busing and desegregation of the Boston Public School system; the resistance of white parents to having their schools admit students of color; and the moment of racial rapture, which has become unacknowledged within the cultural and institutional memories of the city.