Transcript: At school, when we interacted, initially, signing was not allowed, that we’d be punished if we used signing.
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.
Disabled students have always attended New York City schools, whether they were identified as disabled or not.
Gallaudet University in Washington D.C was one of the earliest U.
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.
The late 1960s and early 1970s saw campus activism around the United States, for social change and against the Vietnam War.
Please note: This is work in progress. Please keep that in mind as you read.
The 1965 boycott targeted segregation in New York City’s junior high schools and “600” schools.
In the fall of 1964, months after the massive February 1964 boycott, Reverend Milton Galamison and the Citywide Committee on Integration launched another boycott.
Reverend Milton Galamison was the pastor of Siloam Presbyterian Church in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, and a key figure in the struggle to desegregate New York City’s schools.
In this op-ed, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
After the massive turnout for the February 3, 1964 boycott, there was little response from the Board of Education.
Concern about school segregation was not only expressed during the school boycott.
During the February 3, 1964 boycott, there was a rally at City Hall.
On February 3, 1964, an estimated 464,400 students - almost half the city’s enrollment - boycotted New York City’s segregated school system.
Here a black newspaper, the Amsterdam News, reflects on how others spoke about the February 3 boycott both before and after it happened.
On the day of the February 3 boycott, some participants gathered at the headquarters of the New York City Board of Education at 110 Livingston Street in Brooklyn, where they marched and picketed.
The second school boycott took place on March 16, 1964.
This proposal for a Freedom School in the North comes after Freedom Summer (1964) in Mississippi and after some of the school boycotts in New York, Boston, and Chicago.
The City Wide Committee for Integrated Schools included several New York City civil rights organizations.