Mosi Secret

Eric & Wendy Schmidt Fellow

Mosi Secret is a Class of 2018 Eric & Wendy Schmidt Fellow. He will write a book about a little known effort to desegregate elite boarding schools in the South beginning in the late 1960s. The desegregation project recruited and provided scholarships for black students to go to prep school, and quietly doubled as a social experiment, seeking to measure whether integration would decrease bigotry among elite whites. Secret is an independent journalist based in Brooklyn. Previously he was reporter for the New York Times, and before joining the Times, he was a reporter at the nonprofit investigative newsroom ProPublica. He got his start in journalism at alternative weekly newspapers. His work has won numerous local and national awards, and in 2015 he was a Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellow. He grew up in Atlanta and graduated from Harvard College.

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