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.
After Camp Jened closed in 1977, many former campers stayed connected to one another.
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.
By the 1980s, Audre Lorde was working full-time as a writer.
Mrs. Willie Mae Goodman heard many people speak of her daughter’s death.
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.
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.
Palante was a self-published newspaper in which the various branches of the Young Lords Party highlighted important issues in their communities.
Born in 1948, Iris Morales was the child of Puerto Rican migrants to New York.
Denise Oliver, born in Brooklyn in 1947, grew up in Queens.
Student protesters at City College (CCNY) explained why they organized a strike on their campus and what changes they wanted to achieve.
Although City College, where Audre Lorde taught, was in the predominantly Black and Latinx community of Harlem, there were very few Black or Latinx students who attended.
Not all New York City school boycotters wanted integration.
The Black Panther Party’s Harlem Branch, founded in 1966, defined Black Power as “having the right to self-determination or the power to decide what should go down in our community,” and “being the decision makers, the policy makers.
In the summer of 1964, the New York City Board of Education issued a very modest plan for desegregation.
On March 12, 1964 - between the first 1964 pro-integration boycott and the second - a group of white parents calling themselves “Parents and Taxpayers” led a march from the Board of Education building in Brooklyn to City Hall in Manhattan.
Concern about school segregation was not only expressed during the school boycott.