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“The Tuskegee of the North”

Anne Levin recounts the history of The Bordentown School–Manual Training and Industrial School for Colored Youth, which was set on 400 acre and which combined a high level academic program with learning a trade.  In an interview, John Medley, a graduate and unofficial school historian, noted that even with the best training graduates had difficulty finding jobs.  “But the determination and inspiration we got from the teachers enabled us to continue,” Medley said.  Sources of information about the school include  “A Place out of Time,” a 2010 documentary by Dave Davidson, Reclaiming African American Students: Legacies, Lessons, and Prescriptions; The Bordentown School Model written by the founder’s granddaughter, Mildred Rice Jordan, published in 2017, and a 2018 film made by students from Cherry Hill High School East, called “Compromised by Conflict: The Bordentown School and the Struggle for Black Education.”  To read the entire Levin article, click here.

Lynching of James Byrd Jr. on June 7, 1998 Remembered

James Byrd’s sisters and the sheriff who investigated recall Byrd’s lynching and aftermath twenty years ago in Jasper, Texas.  Warning: violent details included in the story.  Click here to read the account in the New York Times.

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Proposal to Introduce Armed Retired Police Officers (Class III Officers) in West Windsor-Plainsboro School District

main_logoHow do you feel about armed retired police officers in each of West Windsor-Plainsboro schools?
Did you know that the School Board and West Windsor-Plainsboro townships
are close to approving a proposal that would increase law enforcement presence in
schools starting this fall [2018]?
What can you do?

1. Click here to read about the basic FAQs and opinion about the proposal on the website created by Dr. Shin-Yi Lin, a WW resident, parent, and opponent of the proposal.

2. Join the mailing list of people who are working to oppose the policy of armed officers inside WW-P schools,wwsocialjustice@gmail.com

3. Attend the Plainsboro township meeting on Wednesday, July 11 at 7:30pm at the Plainsboro Municipal Complex, 641 Plainsboro Road.

4. If you are a West Windsor-Plainsboro resident, write to council members to share your opinion.
West Windsor:
amiller@westwindsortwp.com
jbahree@westwindsortwp.com
lgeevers@westwindsortwp.com
ahamilton@westwindsortwp.com
vmanzari@westwindsortwp.com

Plainsboro:
pcantu@plainsboronj.com
nlewis@plainsboronj.com
dbander@plainsboronj.com
nnabi@plainsboronj.com
eyates@plainsboronj.com

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