Sunday, August 01, 2010
The Strike That Changed New York: Ocean Hill-Brownsville, the Politics of Education, & Race Relations in New York City
On August 19th the Museum of the City of New York is holding a public program called “The Strike that Changed New York: Ocean Hill-Brownsville, the Politics of Education, & Race Relations in New York City”. Panelists Clarence Taylor, Jerald Podair and Rev. Herbert Oliver will discuss the racial, labor and social tension surrounding the experiment and strike at Ocean Hill-Brownsville and the indelible mark those events have left on the education system today.
I believe that the readers of Education Notes Online would be interested in this program and we would love to be able to reach an active and engaged audience. Any help communicating this great event with those supporters—maybe by online posting or email—would be very much appreciated.
I have included the details below, but if you have any questions or need any other information please don’t hesitate to contact me.
THURSDAY • AUGUST 19 • 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. Reservations required. $6, Museum members; $12, Non-members; $8, Seniors and students.
Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10029
212.534.1672 ext. 3396