ERIC Number: ED247368
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
The Black Experience. Proceedings of the Symposium on Racial Justice and Education toward Excellence: Education, Race and Justice (Albany, New York, February 1, 1984).
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Cultural Education Center.
Provided in this document are the proceedings of a symposium for educators, legislators, and religious leaders who met to share views on racial justice and education. Included are these presentations: (1) Willard A. Genrich, Chancellor of the New York State Board of Regents, proposing a discussion of what the agenda of racial justice in the 1980s ought to be; (2) Dr. Alonzo A. Crim, Superintendant of the Atlanta Public Schools, discussing his city's programs for involving businesses, churches, and other community members in the education process; (3) Bishop Howard J. Hubbard, of Albany, New York, describing the Catholic Church's efforts to increase black enrollment in its schools, and its advocacy against racism in the public forum; (4) H. Carl McCall, Commissioner of New York State Division of Human Rights, citing increased effectiveness of the public school system as a vehicle for the upward mobility of blacks and calling for more public spending to be targeted at black education; (5) Dr. Irving Greenberg, President of the National Jewish Resource Center, examining the role that religion can play in promoting belief that justice can be obtained; (6) Albert Vann, New York State Assemblyman, summarizing legislation that has encouraged equal education and making recommendations for future progress; (7) Eleanor Holmes Norton, Professor of Law at Georgetown Univerisity, criticizing the new Civil Rights Commission and recent trends in public opinion (this speech is excerpted); (8) Reverend W. Franklyn Richardson, pastor of Grace Baptist Church of Mount Vernon, New York, commending the conference speakers and responding to some of their remarks; and, finally, (9) Gordon M. Ambach, Commissioner of Education in New York, asserting the State's responsibility to struggle for equal rights. The proceedings conclude with an outline of small group discussion topics and a list of symposium participants. (KH)
Descriptors: Blacks, Church Responsibility, Civil Rights, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Government School Relationship, Justice, Policy Formation, Racial Relations, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship
Division of Civil Rights and Intercultural Relations, New York State Education Department, Albany, NY 12234.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: EXXON Education Foundation, New York, NY.; Merrill Lynch and Company, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Cultural Education Center.