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.
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.
In 1969, parents in the South Bronx were concerned about what their children ate at school.
Ella Baker was an influential organizer in New York City struggles against segregated schools, police brutality, voting restrictions, and more.
At the beginning of the 20th century, New York City required more and more students to attend school and prohibited them from working.
New York City’s Public School 47 opened in 1908.
Special education classes for children with intellectual disabilities were pioneered in New York City by a social welfare reformer, Elizabeth Farrell.
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.
Samuel B. Cisco, a Black man, lived in Jamaica, in Queens County.