Willie Mae Goodman decided to send her daughter Marguerite to the Willowbrook State School when Marguerite was four years old.
As Denise Oliver describes in this video, women involved in the civil rights movement faced sexism within their organizations, even when those organizations said they were committed to liberation and freedom.
Mr. Louis Schuker, the principal at Jamaica High, had a long talk with me and Coach Ellis.
Puerto Ricans became citizens of the United States in 1917, as part of the US’s claiming control of the island.
Mrs. Willie Mae Goodman heard many people speak of her daughter’s death.
Marguerite Goodman lived at the Gouverneur Hospital in lower Manhattan.
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.
Organizing in the early 1960s by the Citywide Committee on Integration and by Reverend Milton Galamison had increased public attention to the “600” schools.
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.
In the summer of 1964, the New York City Board of Education issued a very modest plan for desegregation.
Signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson on June 2, 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawed discrimination based on race, religion, sex, and national origin.
In this op-ed, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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 second school boycott took place on March 16, 1964.
In late 1963, The Amsterdam News reported on allegations that teachers and administrators at PS 614 in Brooklyn, one of the city’s “600” schools.
The 1963 March for Jobs and Freedom was an amazing organizing success.
The 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom sought to push for change in several ways.