Lakewood Historical Society – The History of Immigration in America

Presentation by Richard Boyd
“Who have we welcomed, and who have we not?” That is one of the key questions to understanding the history of immigration to the United States. Dr. Richard Boyd will shed light on some fascinating answers to that and other questions about this always current and controversial topic. Boyd is no stranger to Lakewood, where he was superintendent of schools from 1975 to 1984. Following that, he also served as state superintendent of Mississippi schools, director of Cleveland’s Martha Holden Jennings Foundation and visiting professor of education at the University of Mississippi. In his presentation, Boyd will draw upon his study of political science, selected quotations, pictures and charts.