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Education: Teaching Black History #127024

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Feb 25, 1990
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(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Last weekend of Black History Month mentioned. Report introduced.

(Birmingham: Ron Claiborne) The teaching of black history to a new generation of students, both black and white, featured; scenes shown from Birmingham, Alabama. [Educator Priscilla COOPER - lectures about students' perceptions of Africans who came to US.] [Educator Henry BOYKIN - comments on incorporating black history into teaching.] [11th grader Philip HOLT - says history is taught about white people.] Attempt to integrate Birmingham in 1963 recalled; historical scenes shown. [Educators Suzanne PRESSLEY, Percy JONES - explain that students don't know about what happened here.] [In classroom, teacher Carolyn WILSON - teaches about civil rights.] [9th grader Johari BLACKMON, Brandi BROWN - respond.]

Claiborne, Ron;
Sawyer, Forrest

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