December 19, 2012 by Leave a Comment
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Today we met Marvin Chambers. He was a local Civil Rights leader, working to change segregation in our town. He is also the grandfather of one of our classmates. We learned that he helped start ASCORE, which stands for Avl Student Congress of Racial Equality. ASCORE changed the segregation of our town.
Students remembered these comments from his visit:
We learned that black schools always got hand-me-down books.
We learned that they couldn’t go out on the street by themselves, if they were a black.
5% of the people made the other 95% suffer.
Click on the movie below to view clips from the interview.
We studied courageous leaders of the Civil Rights Movement. Students prepared reader’s theater performanced based MLK Jr and Shirley Chisholm. They did a great job, don’t you think?
Ms. Annie is our new assitant teacher until December. She is very nice. We hope we will have a happy time with her.