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ERIC Number: ED247368
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 70
Abstractor: N/A
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)
Division of Civil Rights and Intercultural Relations, New York State Education Department, Albany, NY 12234.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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.