Field Notes 10.12.07

Field Notes 10.12.07 - 10.12.07 Field Notes: Powell third...

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10.12.07 Field Notes: Powell third grade Teacher Joe read aloud the book Richard Wright and the Library card ( William Miller and R. Gregory Christie) and we talked about the issues of segregation that the book brought up. Teacher Joe described segregation conditions “White people had nice clean bathrooms, and black people didn’t. Black people couldn’t drink at the same water fountains… Their schools had broken pipes and broken furniture. Their schools weren’t taken care of as well as the white schools. Do you think that’s fair?” about 80% of the students replied with a communal: “Nooo” An African American boy turned to me and said “That happened to me… my old school was all broken and only for black kids. It was terrible. The water fountains were broken there and everything.” He talked as if he hadn’t understood that Teacher Joe was talking about something that happened in the past and was now over. I realized that although I personally learned about segregation and I the civil rights
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