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Education / Irish Famine / Teaching Laws #172012

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Mar 16, 1997
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.

(New York: Bill Blakemore) American remembrances of the Great Famine in of 1847 in Ireland featured; scenes shown from the classrooms where the famine is being taught as a human rights abuse. [STUDENTS - debate whether it was genocide.] Legislation in New Jersey and New York that requires the teaching of historical events like the Holocaust and the fame outlined. [Queens assemblyman Joseph CROWLEY, history professor Robert SCALI, New Jersey curriculum James MULLIN, Native American leader Rosemary RICHMOND - offer differing opinions on whether laws are needed to promote teaching of the stories of suffering.]

Blakemore, Bill;
Simpson, Carole

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