Transcript: At school, when we interacted, initially, signing was not allowed, that we’d be punished if we used signing.
When she was growing up in Harlem in the 1940s, Reverend Malika Lee Whitney played a lot of street games, like hopscotch, jacks, stick ball, and stoop ball.
This mural of Evelina López Antonetty was painted by graffiti artist group Tats Cru in 2011.
Judith (Judy) Heumann was one of tens of thousands of children who contracted polio during outbreaks in the late 1940s and early 1950s and became physically disabled.
Mr. Louis Schuker, the principal at Jamaica High, had a long talk with me and Coach Ellis.
Gallaudet University in Washington D.C was one of the earliest U.
Puerto Ricans became citizens of the United States in 1917, as part of the US’s claiming control of the island.
Two Black Harlem police officers, Mike Walker and Ulysses Williams, founded the first Annual World International Double Dutch competition in 1974.
The Eighth Annual World International Double Dutch competition took place at Lincoln Center in 1981.
In the 1970s and 1980s in New York City, many Black and Latinx neighborhoods were impoverished and their residents were struggling.
In early 1979, the Board of Education decided to change the rules for private bus operators in a way that would have lowered wages for many drivers.
Many major changes in education have come through federal legislation.
Statement by Martin H. Gerry, Director, Office for Civil Rights, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, excerpts
In 1977, the New York City Board of Education was the focus of the “largest civil rights investigation of a public educational institution ever undertaken.
According to New York’s Black newspaper the Amsterdam News, Double Dutch is “a skip-rope activity in which two ropes are turned in eggbeater fashion by two rope turners while a third person jumps within the moving ropes.
In 1970, about one quarter of all New York City public school students were Puerto Rican.
Like many Puerto Rican parents in the South Bronx, Evelina López Antonetty was frustrated that so many Spanish-speaking children were not learning to read.
In 1969, parents in the South Bronx were concerned about what their children ate at school.
Student protesters at City College (CCNY) explained why they organized a strike on their campus and what changes they wanted to achieve.
Located near the town of Hunter, New York, in the Catskill Mountains (a few hours from New York City), Camp Jened was unusual at the time for its focus on disabled campers.
The grounds of Camp Jened included a river, a lake with a dock for boating and places to row, swimming facilities, and a stream that was great for fishing.