NEW YORK — Maurice R. Berube, Eminent Scholar Emeritus from Old Dominion University in Virginia and a native of Lewiston, will be a major speaker at a civil rights conference in New York on Nov. 25.

Berube was a major player in the community control/civil rights movement in New York, writing four of his 13 books on that chapter in New York history.

He is a 1950 graduate of Lewiston High School and also St. Patrick’s Catholic School. He last visited Lewiston three years ago for a high school reunion.

Among his books are “Confrontation at Ocean-Hill Brownsville,” “American Presidents and Education” and “Teacher Politics.”

Berube is married to former Clair Newbold with whom he co-authored two books. They have a son, John.


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