August 11, 2020         
Discovery Village at Naples' New Independent Living Community Wins Grand Aurora Award for Outstanding Architecture & Design   •   2020 Women Tech Awards Finalists Named   •   Cinedigm Expands Distribution of Fast Growing The Bob Ross Channel on XUMO Streaming Television Service   •   Office Depot Unveils ‘powered by CompuCom’ to Provide SMBs with Scalable Technology and Service Solutions   •   Trump Signs Specially Adaptive Housing Act Into Law   •   Ready to Go on Day One: Indiana Gateway Digital Academy Students Already Equipped for Success   •   Talkspace Expands Affordable Mental Health Care Offering for 40 Million Americans via Insurance Coverage   •   Sanctuary Taps Cinedigm and VIZIO to Bring Its Yoga Meditation Service to People at Home   •   Virginia Mason and CHI Franciscan Open a New Birth Center to Expand Obstetric Care Options to Puget Sound Families   •   The Dan Marino Foundation And Badia Spices Partner To Raise Autism Awareness And Urge The Public To 'Be a Game Changer for those   •   Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Earns HAP Achievement Award   •   Brookdale Announces Second Quarter 2020 Results   •   On Aug. 11 (8/11), Peoples Gas Reminds Floridians to Call 811 Before Starting Digging Projects   •   Nick Cannon Discusses Antisemitism, Black-Jewish Relations on AJC Advocacy Anywhere   •   Medidata Congratulates ‘Tu Salud Tu Familia’ for Its Capital Emmy® Award   •   Genentech Provides Update on Phase III Study of Tecentriq in Combination With Paclitaxel for People With Metastatic Triple-Negat   •   Virtual Memory Screening Program Expanding to Meet Growing Demand   •   Fort Worth-Based Galderma Donates 1,200 Backpacks Filled with School Supplies to Northwest ISD Students   •   WILLIAMS SONOMA AND NO KID HUNGRY PARTNER WITH CELEBRITIES TO LAUNCH THE TOOLS FOR CHANGE CAMPAIGN   •   Tech Lifestyle Expert, Stephanie Humphrey Releases First Book, "Don't Let Your Digital Footprint Kick You In The Butt!"
Bookmark and Share

Civil Rights Inst. Hosts Desegregated Class Of '67

ALBANY, GA - On Thursday, January 27, the Albany Civil Rights Institute (ACRI) will hold its first Monthly Community Night of 2011, entitled, "Back to School/Integration 101." Four of the 31 African American members of the Class of 1967 will discuss their experiences as transfer students from the all-black Monroe High School to Albany High in the fall of their junior year in 1965. The previous spring had seen the graduation of the first six African Americans (all young women) from the previously all-white Albany High School. They had transferred from Monroe High in their senior year. The African Americans in the AHS Class of 1967 were the first to transfer in their junior year and thus spend two years at the predominately white school.

For the African American students at Albany High in 1965-1967, "everyday was a battlefield," remarked Patricia Chatmon Perryman, one of those students who also helped organize this month's ACRI Community Night. According to ACRI Executive Director Lee W. Formwalt, "many white adults in the 1960s resented the civil rights movement, which was really an attack on their white privilege. Their high school children shared some of their attitudes which made it very difficult for African American students who were perceived as outsiders at the historically white school."

Perryman, one of the four ACRI presenters, is the daughter of the late African American businessman and civil rights activist Thomas C. Chatmon, Sr. She grew up in Albany and after graduating AHS, attended Fisk University and graduated from Georgia State University. She has been an activist, actress/model, advocate, and entrepreneur. Joining her on the panel are Grady Caldwell, Mary Jones Wright, and Robert D. Thomas, Jr. Caldwell was born in Albany and went to Albany State College where he graduated in Business Administration. After a long and varied career, he turned to the ministry in 1991 and two years ago became founding pastor of the New Mercy Baptist Church in Griffin. His experiences integrating the AHS football team and his later struggles with chemical dependency play a major role in Bill Lightle's book, Made or Broken, about Albany, integration, and sports in the 1960s and 1970s. Mary Jones Wright grew up in Albany and after graduating from AHS, was one of the first African American women to be hired by Southern Bell Telephone Co. For two years she worked fulltime and attended Albany State College. She retired as an area manager after working with BellSouth Telecommunications for 36 years. She then returned to college and graduated in Business Administration in 2006. Robert D. Thomas, Jr., was the son of Albany civil rights activist Robert D. Thomas, Sr., who was one of the Albany Nine. Robert, Jr., graduated from Albany State College, and was a contract negotiator at Warner Robins Air Force Base. He has managed and owned several businesses and currently owns and operates Thomas Insurance Services in the Macon area.



STORY TAGS: BLACK NEWS, AFRICAN AMERICAN NEWS, MINORITY NEWS, CIVIL RIGHTS NEWS, DISCRIMINATION, RACISM, RACIAL EQUALITY, BIAS, EQUALITY, AFRO AMERICAN NEWS

Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News