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  • Subject: Integration
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    • Travis Jackson Interview

    • Teachers; Teaching; Historians; Veterans; School integration; Segregation;
    • Travis Jackson of Suffern describes going to school in the segregated Brook School in Hillburn, NY and the events surrounding the integration of schools in Suffern. In the second part of the interview he discusses his career as an educator.
    • Unit 03-Experiences at Dartmouth

    • Students; Ethnic stereotypes; Roommates;
    • On how he ended up going to Dartmouth: A representative from Dartmouth who was affiliated with the Negro Student League came to Stuyvesant High School and spoke to he and his class. The organization's (Negro Student Scholarship Fund) objective...
    • Unit 01-Growing Up in a Segregated Society

    • Discrimination; Race discrimination; ethnic groups; race relations; Busing (School integration); education; Racism; Civil rights; Civil rights demonstrations; Civil service reform; Social civic facilities;
    • She is a native New Rochellean. She believes that her neighborhood was an ideal neighborhood while growing up, typical of suburban America filled w/ opportunity. It was primarily an all white neighborhood with some racial mix. The schools had...
    • Unit 02-Fighting Segregation and Championing Equal Rights

    • Discrimination; Race discrimination; ethnic groups; race relations; Busing (School integration); education; Racism; Civil rights; Civil rights demonstrations; Civil service reform; Social civic facilities;
    • She notes that the Board decided to desegregate the school on a voluntary basis. During her second term on the Board of Education, the first black principal was voted into the position of Principal of New Rochelle High School. In between her...
    • Pauline Billups Flippin oral history interview [audio]

    • Discrimination; Race discrimination; ethnic groups; race relations; Busing (School integration); education; Racism; Civil rights; Civil rights demonstrations; Social civic facilities; Civil service reform;
    • Ms. Billups Flippin, a long time resident of the City of New Rochelle (located in southern Westchester within New York State), talks about her experiences growing up as a young African American woman during a time period when racial segregation was...
    • Unit 03-Growing Up in New Rochelle (continued)

    • Business enterprises; Business districts; Busing (School integration); Military organizations; Military camps; Athletes; Judaism; Race discrimination; Synagogues;
    • Downtown New Rochelle's Retail Stores were relatively new and created a bustling shop atmosphere. George would travel to downtown, New Rochelle from his Quaker Ridge neighborhood.
    • Unit 06--Memories of Isaac Young Junior High/High School

    • Family; Emigration & immigration; Ethnic groups; Business enterprises; Business districts; Educational facilities; Segregation; Busing (School integration);
    • He talks about his father's business on Main Street and how many of the shop owners were friendly with each other; the shop/business owners were of various ethnic backgrounds. He notes that New Rochelle as a community was relatively diverse and...
    • Unit 09-Downtown New Rochelle Business District (continued)

    • Civil engineering; City & town halls; Business enterprises; Business people; Business districts; City planning; Shopping centers;
    • He attributes the gradual downturn of New Rochelle's Downtown Business District to lack of strong leadership of City Government during the 1950's, 60's and 70's. He also notes that New Rochelle lagged in the area of parking in trying to attract...
    • Unit 10-Perspective on Future of Downtown New Rochelle

    • Business enterprises; Business districts; Shopping centers; Civil engineering; City planning;
    • He elaborates on the promise of suburban malls in relation to the Paramus NJ investment/purchase. Although he expanded into NJ, he kept the store in New Rochelle until 1975 when he thought that it was no longer lucrative to be in New Rochelle. ...
    • Walter Blount, Jr. Interview Part 01: Coming to Nyack, downtown, race relations

    • Firsts; Depressions; Segregation; Churches; Civil rights; Civil rights leaders; Business people; Educational facilities; Neighborhoods; Integration; Housing
    • Walter Blount, Jr. recounts how his parents came to Nyack and started a business, and provides commentary on race relations and urban renewal. Key Words: Nyack, St. George Hotel, Liberty Street, Depew Ave., Jackson Ave., Burd St., urban...
    • Prom Date

    • Race relations; Interracial dating; Race discrimination; School integration;
    • Mr. Bowles describes the moment and context of realizing he was "colored", never having self identified as such before.

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