Monday, August 09, 2010

1968 community control teacher strike

1968 community control teacher strike
Thursday, August 19, 2010 - 6:30pm
Museum of the City of New York
, Fifth Avenue at 103rd St.; #6 train to 103 St. (at Lex); #2, 3 to Central Park North/110th St. (at Malcolm X/Lenox);
INFO: 917.492.3395 [3]

The Strike That Changed New York: A discussion by Clarence Taylor, Jerald Podair and Reverend Herbert Oliver of the crisis and aftermath of the strike.
Thursday, August 19 at 6:30 PM


The Strike That Changed New York: Ocean Hill-Brownsville, the Politics of Education, & Race Relations in New York City

In the fall of 1968, the United Federation of Teachers went on strike to protest the experiment in community controlled schools then underway in the city and centered in the Ocean Hill-Brownsville district. Schools were closed for months and the politics of race in New York were permanently and profoundly restructured. Clarence Taylor, professor and author of Knocking At Our Own Door: Milton A. Galamison and the Struggle to Integrate New York City Schools, and Jerald Podair, professor and author of The Strike That Changed New York: Blacks, Whites, and the Ocean Hill-Brownsville Crisis, will discuss the crisis and its aftermath with the Reverend Herbert Oliver, Chairman of the Ocean Hill-Brownsville local school board, and other participants from both sides of the struggle. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition America’s Mayor: John V. Lindsay and the Reinvention of New York. $

$12 Non-Members
$8 Seniors and Students
$6 Museum Members

*A two dollar surcharge applies for unreserved, walk-in participants.
For more information please call 917.492.3395.


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