The New York City teachers' strike of 1968 was a months-long confrontation between the new community-controlled school board in the largely black Ocean Hill–Brownsville neighborhoods of Brooklyn and New York City’s United Federation of Teachers. If successful, the experiment could have led to citywide decentralization. [10] Some whites on the neighborhood's periphery lobbied with the school board against the building of a new school that would draw a racially diverse population. [2] The district's third graders were shown to have fallen from four months behind before community control to twelve months behind after it. Get the latest riots news, articles, videos and photos on the New York Post. The United Federation of Teachers (UFT), led by Albert Shanker, demanded the teachers' reinstatement and accused the community-controlled school board of anti-semitism. © 2021 New York Public Radio. Most of these outside students were Black but some were white; some came long distances to attend the community–controlled schools. [37], Some members of the school community, as well as the New York Civil Liberties Union,[72] accused Shanker of playing up antisemitism to win sympathy and support. More than 400,000 New Yorkers participated in a one-day February 3, 1964, boycott, and newspapers were astounded both by the numbers of black and Puerto Rican parents and children who boycotted and by the complete absence of violence or disorder from the protestors. [8], The newly Black Brownsville neighborhood had few community institutions or economic opportunities. According to historian Jerald Podair, these events also pushed New York's Jewish population into accepting an identity of whiteness, further polarizing race relations in the city. [33], Shanker called the dismissals "a kind of vigilante activity" and said the schools had neglected due process. The ATA felt that New York City's teachers and schools perpetuated a system of entrenched racism, and in 1966 it began campaigning actively for community control. The Ocean Hill–Brownsville district lost direct control over its schools; other districts never gained control over their schools. The poem then goes on to say the author is sick about hearing about the Holocaust because it lasted only 15 years compared to the 400 years blacks had been suffering. The strike made it clear that these groups, previously allied in the Civil Rights Movement and the labor movement, would sometimes come into conflict. While the local Black population viewed it as empowerment against what it saw as an intransigent white bureaucracy, the teachers' union and other unions saw it as union busting—a reduction in the collective bargaining power of the union who would now have to deal with 33 separate, local bodies, rather than a central administration. The governing board of the Ocean Hill–Brownsville Demonstration School District has voted to end your employment in the schools of the District. You will report Friday morning to Personnel, 110 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, for reassignment. It began with a one day walkout in the Ocean Hill-Brownsville school district. [12] Junior High School 271, which became the nexus of the strike, was constructed in 1963 to accommodate Brownsville's expanding population of youth. In July 1967, the Ford Foundation issued Ocean Hill–Brownsville a $44,000 grant. It escalated to a citywide strike in September of that year, shutting down the public schools for a total of 36 days and increasing racial tensions between Blacks and Jews. All rights reserved. [40], Teachers were taken aback by the level of control exercised by the school board, and many objected to the board's new policies concerning personnel and curriculum. Under this program class sizes would shrink and teachers would double or triple up for individual classes. [36] McCoy was reported to be influenced by the Harold Cruise book The Crisis of the Negro Intellectual and to believe Jews had too much influence in the civil rights movement. Those two summers were marked by what became known as the York race riots. [64], Superintendent Donovan ordered many schools locked; in many places, people smashed windows and broke locks to re-enter their school buildings (sealed by union janitors sympathetic to the strike). [75], The conflict at Ocean Hill–Brownsville smoldered after the end of the strike. [38] Visitors, students, and parents who supported the schools raved about the shift to student-focused education. [49] The teachers were nearly unanimously Jewish. The Harlem riot of 1964 is seen as the beginning of a wave of riots that would engulf New York City and begin to be seen in cities throughout the country until calming in 1968 with the last being the King assassination riots. Although the UFT expected this program to be popular, it was challenged by the African-American Teachers Association (ATA; originally the Negro Teachers Association), a group whose founders in 1964 were also part of the UFT. [19], Residents of Brownsville continued to feel neglected by the city, and in 1970 some staged the "Brownsville Trash Riots". In what became known as the “long, hot summer” of 1967, injustice stemming from the frustrations of poverty and unemployment, the systematic denial of employment opportunities by white-owned businesses and city services by white-led municipal governments, and mistreatment by white or mostly white police forces led to explosive confrontations between black residents and the forces that … Chicago “West Side” Race Riots – 1968. When they arrived they were threatened and bullets were thrown at them by audience members, a pregnant teacher was punched in the stomach as she left the auditorium. April 6, 1968 Army Troops in Capital as Negroes Riot . The Experiment, from The Atlantic and WNYC Studios, is a new weekly podcast that looks at the powerful ideas that shaped the United States—and what happens when America’s big ideals collide with people’s everyday lives. [43] The boycotts coincided with unrest due to the April 4 assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.[44][45] During disturbances in JHS 271 three teachers were injured. [50], Parents in Brownsville generally supported the governing board. The strike created a serious rift between white liberals, who supported the teachers' union, and Blacks who wanted community control. [26], Bolstered by the civil rights movement, but frustrated by resistance to desegregation, African Americans began to demand authority over the schools in which their children were educated. Citing increased crime and their desire for social mobility, Jews left Brownsville en masse, to be replaced by more Blacks and some Latinos. Margaret Sanger chose Brownsville as the site of America's first birth control clinic because she knew the community would be supportive. LOCAL HISTORY & GENEALOGY 115 South Avenue, Rochester, NY 14604 585-428-8370 Fax 585-428-8353 Rochester’s Riots and Race Relations Research Guide SCOPE This guide is intended to assist in locating materials and information in the Rochester Public Library [19], Once created, the new administration of Ocean-Hill Brownsville began to select principals from outside the approved civil service list. [50][66] New York School Superintendent Bernard E. Donovan attempted to close schools in the district and to remove McCoy and most of the principals. This action was taken on the recommendation of the Personnel Committee. Share your email address to get our top stories each day. [23], In 1967, the ATA opposed the UFT directly over the "disruptive child clause", a contract provision that allowed teachers to have children removed from classrooms and placed in special schools. On March 26th Joan Baez married activist David Harris in New York. Some schools began to teach Swahili and African counting. One Black teacher included on the list, seemingly by accident, was quickly reinstated. [32] Some described him as a militant follower of Malcolm X,[33][34] and the UFT opposed the board's decision to appoint him in July 1967. Do you know the scoop? [30], Rhody McCoy, the new superintendent of the board, began working as a substitute teacher in 1949. By 1970, Brownsville was 77% Black and 19% Puerto Rican. [60], The strike did have support from Black leaders Bayard Rustin and A. Philip Randolph, who had gained prominence in the labor movement as well as within the civil rights movement. [24] Following Brown v. Board, 4000 students in Ocean Hill–Brownsville were bused to white schools, where they complained of mistreatment. A Puerto Rican group in the Ocean Hill–Brownsville neighborhood burnt Shanker in effigy. The New York draft riot was also closely associated with racial competition for jobs. He was shot while standing on the balcony of his room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968 at 6:01 pm. The reading skills of the district's eighth graders were shown to have barely improved by the end of their time in ninth grade. [80] When the schools agreed to impose a standardized reading test in 1971, its scores had fallen.[39]. [9], Despite the Supreme Court's 1954 Brown v. Board ruling against segregated schools, educational segregation in Brooklyn actually increased in the following years, due to segregationist districting and school construction. It lacked a middle class, and its residents did not own the businesses they relied upon. The Black Panthers march in New York City in protest of the trial of co-founder Huey P. Newton in Oakland, California, on July 22, 1968. [19] One school with a large number of Puerto Rican students became completely bilingual. On June 6th, Robert Kennedy is assassinated. This was far from New York's only moment of upheaval during this tumultuous decade. The June 1969 riots at New York City's Stonewall Inn marked a raucous turning point in the fight for LGBT rights. [6] Furthermore, Brownsville was frequently ignored by Black civil rights organizations such as the NAACP and Urban League[7] whose Brooklyn chapters were based in nearby Bedford-Stuyvesant and were overall less concerned with the issues of the lower income Blacks who had moved into Brownsville, thus further isolating Brownsville's population. [21], Membership in the American Federation of Teachers, the national union of which the UFT is a part, had increased dramatically during the 1960s, as had the rate of teachers' strikes. Last night's Mad Men season six premiere was set in December 1967, ending with a shot of Don picking up the paper on the morning of January 1st, 1968—the front page headline reads: "World Bids Adieu To A Violent Year; City Gets Snowfall." [64], Other parents sent their children to Ocean Hill–Brownsville because the schools there were operational. Movements that had been building along the primary fault lines of the 1960s—the Vietnam War, the Cold War, civil rights, human rights, youth culture—exploded with force in 1968. [56][57] On June 20, these 350 strikers were also dismissed by the governing board. A series of citywide strikes at the start of the 1968 school year shut down the public schools for a total of 36 days. As one historian wrote in 1972: "If these seemingly simple acts had not been such a serious threat to the system, it would be unlikely that they would produce such a strong and immediate response. Schools ran more smoothly in the Ocean Hill–Brownsville neighborhood than elsewhere, due to the fact that system was less reliant on the striking teachers and keys to the buildings. Looking back, Bob Herbert wrote in 2008: "One of the astonishing things about 1968 was how quickly each shocking, consciousness-altering event succeeded the last, leaving no time for people to reorient themselves. The UFT opposed the new principals denounced the Ocean Hill–Brownsville curriculum, saying that awareness of one's racial heritage would not be helpful in the job market. [46][47] All received short letters similar to the following, sent to teacher Fred Nauman:[48]. The strike pitted community against union, highlighting a conflict between local rights to self-determination and teachers' universal rights as workers. They were said to be instigated by a rally held by the City Wide Student Strike committee organized by Sonny Carson and JHS 271 teacher Leslie Campbell. [19] The dismissed teachers were reinstated, three of the new principals were transferred, and the trusteeship ran the district for four months. [25] Some groups allied with the civil rights movement and Black Liberation struggles moved towards the creation of independent African Schools, including The East's Uhuru Sasa Shule in Bedford-Stuyvesant. Peter Kihss, "Screvane Links Reds to Rioting", The New York Times, 7/22/64; and letters in response on 7/24/64. Comment below or Send us a Tip. [58] Under the terms of the decentralization agreement, the teachers were returned to the control of the New York City public school system, where they sat idle in the school district offices. [19] Shanker distributed 500,000 copies of a pamphlet some of his members found behind the schools in dispute worded "THE IDEA BEHIND THIS PROGRAM IS BEAUTIFUL, BUT WHEN THE MONEY CHANGERS HEARD ABOUT IT, THEY TOOK OVER, AS IS THEIR CUSTOM IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY"[37], On December 26, 1968, Julius Lester on WBAI radio interviewed Leslie Campbell a history teacher who read a poem written by one of his students entitled "Antisemitism: Dedicated to Albert Shanker" that began with the words "Hey, Jewboy, with that yarmulke on your head / You pale-faced Jew boy – I wish you were dead." [33] In total, 83 workers were dismissed from the Ocean Hill–Brownsville district. [46] Mayor John Lindsay issued a statement countermanding the district's decision and condemning "anarchy and lawlessness". This was the real front page headline of the NY Times on that day, but the first half carries a hint of wishful thinking, as 1968 was marked with demonstrations, more racial tension, and assassinations. [52] The dismissals were also condemned by the American Jewish Congress. The Board of Education urged the teachers to ignore the letters. It was a turning point in this way." Guard Sent into Chicago, Detroit, Boston Johnson Asks a Joint Session of Congress Many Fires Set White House Guarded by G.I. Prior to the boycott, the organizers asked the UFT Executive Board to join the boycott or ask teachers to join the picket lines. [76] In 1969 some charged that the schools underwent "a purge of militant black teachers". Here are some things that were going on in NYC and the world in 1968: Here's a walk through New York City in 1968, from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park: By submitting your information, you're agreeing to receive communications from New York Public Radio in accordance with our Terms. The average marijuana user at NYU is "male, 20 or 21 years old, living off-campus and majoring in the social sciences. Two short years after 1968, the year the United States endured a series of cataclysmic episodes of politically tinged bloodletting, historian Richard Hofstadter observed that … [1] Although the school district itself was quite small, the outcome of its experiment had great significance because of its potential to alter the entire educational system—in New York City and elsewhere. [13], New York City's school system was controlled by the Central Board of Education, a notoriously large and centralized bureaucracy headquartered at 110 Livingston Street in Brooklyn. In 1968 and 1969, there was a war on in York. The subway fare was 20 cents (it is raised to 30 cents in 1970). At the start of the school year in 1968, the UFT held a strike that shut down New York City's public schools for nearly two months. The then-New York City Mayor John Lindsay rushed to Harlem to comfort and ... Thousands of young people march through Times Square in New York, April 5, 1968, ... And there was no riot in New York." Part of the broader King-assassination riots that affected at least 110 U.S. cities, those in Washington, D.C.—along with those in Chicago and Baltimore—were among those with the greatest numbers of … "A group of young people singing and making music in Washington Square Park, part of New York's Greenwich Park. [15], Brownsville's teachers were members of the United Federation of Teachers (UFT), a new union Local that had recently displaced the more leftist Teachers' Union (TU). [36], On May 9, 1968, the administration requested the transfer of 13 teachers and 6 administrators from Junior High School 271. [16][17] The TU, which contained active socialist and communist members campaigned actively for racial equality, desegregation, and other radical political goals. [36], Educational stratification in elementary schools was reduced. [77] When school opened in September 1969, the school district shut itself down for a day in protest of new regulations that deprived it of further autonomy. In 2015, New York City finally acknowledged that it … The newly created school district, in a mostly black neighborhood, was an experiment in community control over schools—the dismissed workers were almost all white and Jewish. The union defied the new Taylor Law to go out on strike, and more than a million students were not able to attend school during strike days. The union, however, declined, promising only to protect from reprisals any teachers who participated. By 1950, their numbers had doubled. Gothamist is a website about New York City news, arts and events, and food, brought to you by New York Public Radio. New York saw further race- and slavery-related riots in the 19th century like the 1834 New York anti-abolitionist riots. [78], In the following weeks, hostility continued between the returning teachers and their students and replacement teachers. The nomination was withdrawn. [35] [11], In the years before the strike, Brownsville's schools had become extremely overcrowded, and students were attending in shifts. [31] Sign up for our newsletter! The January 1st, 1968 front page headline of the NY Times read: "World Bids Adieu To A Violent Year," however, '68 became a whirlwind year of demonstrations and assassinations. [42] When the city did not grant these powers, the district's parents initiated a boycott of the schools. [4] Although the neighborhood was racially segregated, there was more public mixing and solidarity among Blacks and Jews than could be found in most other neighborhoods. ", In September, the New York Radical Women organized a protest of the Miss America pageant, and as, On Halloween night in Washington Square Park, the Youth International Party sponsored. [33], Not all UFT teachers supported the strike, and some actively opposed it with 1,716 union delegates opposing the strike and 12,021 supporting. [37] McCoy nominated Herman Ferguson as the principal of JHS 271. [65], When the original teachers were restored to their posts at JHS 271, students refused to attend their classes. Washington, DC, took decades to recover from the 1968 riots. [53], When the teachers tried to return to the school, they were blocked by hundreds of community members and teachers who supported the administration's decision. [63][64] The board hired new teachers to replace the strikers, including many local Jews, in an effort to prove that the district was not antisemitic. It began with a one day walkout in the Ocean Hill-Brownsville school district. [21], In 1964, Bayard Rustin and Reverend Milton Galamison coordinated a citywide boycott of public schools to protest de facto segregation. He told the New York Times he was gentle but ambitious, and eager to change schools for neglected children. Nixon, running on a campaign that promised to restore law and order to cities torn by riots and crime, won the Presidential Election. These changes corresponded to overall increases in segregation and inequality in New York City, as well as to the replacement of blue-collar with white-collar jobs. It was, a newspaper account accurately reported, "the largest civil rights demonstration" in American history, and, Rustin argued that "the movement to integrate the schools will create far-reaching benefits" for teachers as well as students. Classes were held despite UFT picket lines outside. As much as the 1960s was a time of vibrancy, culture, and wealth, it was also a time when little cracks started to slip into the background of daily life, usually left unnoticed, warning of the collapse to come. [25] Faith in the controllers of the school system was sinking lower and lower. In July there were riots in Birmingham, Chicago, New York City, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, New Britain, Rochester, Plainfield, and Toledo. [19] The schools expanded the role of Black and African history and culture in the curriculum. Margarita Levin letter disputes Felicia R Lee's January 16 Coping column which referred to riots following 1968 assassination of Rev Martin Luther King as civil disobedience (S) On April 4 of that year, King was assassinated by James Earl Ray while standing on a balcony of a hotel in Memphis, Tennessee. "[2], From the 1880s through the 1960s, Brownsville was predominantly Jewish and politically radical. Three school officials are taken hostage for 24 hours. [21] A coalition of Black and Puerto Rican UFT members, supported by members of other local unions, released a statement supporting Ocean Hill–Brownsville and opposing the strike.[62]. Ferguson had penned an article in The Guardian in which he wrote his ideal school would have lessons on "instructions in gun weaponry, gun handling, and gun safety" as survival skills in a hostile society. However, when protesters announced plans to follow up the February 3 boycott with a second one on March 16, the UFT declined to defend boycotting teachers from reprisals. Later, at the time of the 1968 school crisis, Brooklyn CORE leader Oliver Leeds and Afro-American Teachers Association President Al Vann would cite the UFT's refusal to support the 1964 integration campaign as proof that an alliance between the teachers' union and the black community was impossible. I think it's important for people to know the kinds of feelings being aroused in at least one child because of what's happening in Ocean Hill-Brownsville.". Students and teachers returned to a chaotic atmosphere in the fall. When they refused to vacate their positions, Donovan called in the police. The New York City teachers' strike of 1968 was a months-long confrontation between the new community-controlled school board in the largely black Ocean Hill–Brownsville neighborhoods of Brooklyn and New York City’s United Federation of Teachers. Picking up the pieces: Americans survey the damage after the sixth night of riots across the US that saw 50 Secret Service agents injured in DC, looters trash stores in NYC … Just 10 days after Pickett’s Charge at Gettysburg, a draft riot broke out in New York City and quickly turned into a race riot. At the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge, a mere block from where tourists marvel at street performers while eating ice cream, is a site of one of the most brutal riots in New York City history. From May 22–24, 350 UFT members stayed out of school in protest. The city's Board of Education and the Ocean Hill–Brownsville board both announced on the same day that the schools would close.[55]. [40][51] Outsiders appreciated the Black school board's attempt to regain control over its own school system. RW Apple, "Police Defend the Use of Gunfire in Controlling Riots in Harlem", The New York Times, 7/21/64. [19] The schools appointed a racially diverse set of five new principals—including New York City's first Puerto Rican principal—winning broad support from the community but angering some teachers. During the week of December 2 disorders by black students were reported in schools in four of the five of the city's boroughs as well in the New York City Subway. [50] The returning teachers were told to go to an auditorium to meet with Unit Administrator McCoy. These urban riots were unplanned and mostly attacked property of white owned businesses rather than people, before this most American riots involved brutal attacks against … Cole Wilson for The New York Times Today, the dominant image of Columbia 1968 may still be of mostly white radicals hanging out the windows of the occupied buildings. [18], The UFT held a philosophy of limited pluralism, according to which different cultures could maintain some individuality under the umbrella of an open democratic society. The ATA called for community-controlled schools, educating with a "Black value system" that emphasized "unity" and "collective work and responsibility" (as opposed to the "middle class" value of "individualism"). Many believe it to be the greatest wave of social unrest the United States had experienced since the Civil War. The 1968 Democratic National Convention is seen as one of the most significant cultural and political watershed moments of the Vietnam Era. This termination of employment is to take effect immediately. [30] Some camped on school grounds overnight to prevent further lockouts by janitors and custodians. Rustin and Randolph were shunned from the black community due to their position. [24]) When in 1967 the Bundy Report, a creation of the Ford Foundation, recommended trying decentralization, the city decided to experiment in three areas—over the objections of some members of the white middle-classes, who disliked the ideological tendencies that black-controlled schools might embrace. It escalated to a citywide strike in September of that year, … Mayor Lindsay was in charge—revisit his Fun City years, The city was still rolling out air conditioned subway cars—, For nine days in February, the city stinks of garbage during. [28], The New York City Board of Education established the Ocean Hill–Brownsville area of Brooklyn as one of three decentralized school districts created by the city. [19], In the New York City school system, regulated by a civil service examination, only 8% of teachers and 3% of administrators were Black. ), On May 15, 300 police officers, including at least 60 in plainclothes, cordoned off the school (making five arrests), effectively breaking the parent blockade and allowing the teachers to return. Eight people charged with harassing strikers counter-sued the city, alleging that law enforcement had been discriminatory and excessive. [20] The UFT contained a high proportion of Jews. [36], Striking teachers were in and out of school during the first weeks of the year, affecting over one million students. McCoy often frequented a mosque Malcolm X preached at and often visited the preacher's home. Baltimore riot of 1968 (Baltimore, MD) Chicago West Side riots (Chicago, IL) Louisville riots of 1968 (Louisville, KT) 1968 Washington, D.C. riots (Washington, D.C.) 1968 Wilmington riots (Wilmington, DE) 1968: Cleveland, OH — Glenville shootout and riot; 1969: York, PA — 1969 York Race Riot; 1969: New York, NY — Stonewall Riot The mind-boggling occurrences seemed to come out of nowhere, like the Viet Cong who set off a depth charge beneath the Johnson presidency with the Tet offensive at the end of January.". This unilateral decision violated the rules of the union's contract. The UFT also sought to cut off the ATA's sources of funding and remove its leaders from the school system. He argues that the shift in coalitions after the 1968 strike pushed New York City to the political right for decades to come—in part because race came to eclipse class as the main axis of social conflict. In the Heat of the Summer: The New York Riots of 1964 and the War on Crime. 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