Hingham Journal Article, "Freedom Group Steps Up Local Equality Programs"

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Title

Hingham Journal Article, "Freedom Group Steps Up Local Equality Programs"

Description

This item is a newspaper clipping taken from the Hingham Journal in 1968.  It discusses a meeting of the Hingham Freedom Movement in which President Kenneth Janey stepped down from the chapter's presidency and long-term projects were discussed. 

The group formed a committee to work with the local school department to more accurately and fully teach black history to students.  The current textbooks and curricula were considered outdated and inaccurate.  The principal of the South and North Schools stated that although this might be true, the hiring policy in the Hingham Public Schools was very liberal.

The group also discussed the possibility of establishing professional development seminars for teachers in order to help them better teach their students, working with the school committee to help find summer jobs for black teenagers, and supporting current civil rights laws.  Finally, they decided to publicize an upcoming conference focusing on race relations.

Subject

Janey, Kenneth L., 1920-1982
Willard, Howard
Minorities
Civil rights
Slavery
Education
Teaching
Teachers
Race discrimination
Racism
Race relations
Turner, Samuel
Civil rights leaders
Death
Activists
Clergy
Students
Employment

Creator

Hingham Journal

Source

Hingham Journal, 1968.

Publisher

Hingham Public Library

Date Copyrighted

1968

Rights

Under copyright.

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Format

JPEG

Language

English

Type

Clippings

Spatial Coverage

Hingham (Mass.)

Temporal Coverage

1968

Rights Holder

Hingham Journal

Original Format

Paper

Citation

Hingham Journal, “Hingham Journal Article, "Freedom Group Steps Up Local Equality Programs",” Hingham Public Library Local History & Special Collections, accessed October 18, 2017, http://hinghampubliclibrary.omeka.net/items/show/354.