Celebrating Marlene Green

Marlene Green is one of five Black activists celebrated through the Akua Benjamin Project: 50 Years of Black Activism.

In the late 1960s Marlene Green co-founded the Black Education Project (BEP) in Toronto in response to the lack of access to quality education for Black children and youth. The BEP called for making visible and affirming the history, culture, and contributions of Black people and became a hub of activism against anti-black racism in schools, policing, and the workplace. In 1979, working as a school/community relations employee for the Toronto Board of Education, Green co-wrote the first report on race relations in the education system.

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