Back in the 1960’s and 1970’s student walkouts were quite common. Students demonstrating against the Vietnam was walked out to stop the war. Black students demanding changes in the way they were treated marched out of the school. Students who felt their civil rights were being violated picketed schools and walked out. A lot of lost classroom time existed in those days.
In the Book and the Script from The Junior High 1960-1970’s, I revisit those days of chaos. From the Black student demonstrations for Soul food in the cafeteria to including Swahili in the foreign languages. Administrators were unable to cope with these demonstrations since most of the school participated. It was a difficult time made more difficult with fake bomb scares every week. Students spent more time out of class than in class sometimes. Yet in all this chaos there was some humor and some points of reflection.
Dr. Mead 7/14