Part II: New York City Teacher Strike of 1968 : NPR This is Part II of the story about the 1968 teachers' strike that happened in New York city after Black and Puerto Rican parents demanded more say over their kids' education. We'll tell you why some people who lived through it remember it as a strike over antisemitism.
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Pt. 2: Black Parents Take Control, Teachers Strike Back

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Pt. 2: Black Parents Take Control, Teachers Strike Back

Pt. 2: Black Parents Take Control, Teachers Strike Back

Pt. 2: Black Parents Take Control, Teachers Strike Back

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This is Part II of the story about the 1968 teachers' strike that happened in New York city after Black and Puerto Rican parents demanded more say over their kids' education. We'll tell you why some people who lived through it remember it as a strike over antisemitism.

In 1968, a vicious battle went down between white teachers and black and Puerto Rican parents in a Brooklyn school district. Many say the conflict brought up issues that have yet to be resolved more than fifty years later. Courtesy of Charles Isaacs/Tamiment Library, New York University hide caption

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In 1968, a vicious battle went down between white teachers and black and Puerto Rican parents in a Brooklyn school district. Many say the conflict brought up issues that have yet to be resolved more than fifty years later.

Courtesy of Charles Isaacs/Tamiment Library, New York University