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.
Gallaudet University in Washington D.C was one of the earliest U.
Mrs. Willie Mae Goodman heard many people speak of her daughter’s death.
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.
The flier designed by two Queens civil rights organizing groups - the Congress of Racial Equality and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People - calls for a boycott to protest segregation in New York City’s public schools.
Five years after the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision, the New York City Board of Education announced a plan to desegregate a few schools in Brooklyn and Queens.
By the 1940s, New York City schools frequently used intelligence tests to decide which kind of schooling a child needed.
Mrs. Cisco’s activism brought attention to segregated schooling in New York, and the state adopted a new law that ended legal segregation in schools.
After a few years of pushing for desegregation of the local Jamaica schools, Mrs.
Samuel B. Cisco, a Black man, lived in Jamaica, in Queens County.