David Alan Rego

David Alan Rego is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, where he received the Harold W. Cary History Prize. He is in the graduate program in history at Tufts University. He has worked as a research assistant at Tufts University and Wellesley College, and was a research assistant for Alabama Public Television on a project on the civil rights work of Virginia and Clifford Durr.

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