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Students at Bayonne HS Explore Legacy of ‘Greensboro Four’

Students at Bayonne High School recently participated in a Cablevision Power to Learn Black History Month event that explored the legacy of the Greensboro Four. Participating in the event, which was presented in conjunction with the Smithsonian Channel, was original Greensboro Four member Joseph McNeil who spoke with students about the civil rights movement, along with Assemblyman Charles Mainor, Assemblyman Jason O’Donnell and Mayor Mark Smith. Pictured (l. to r.) with participating students are Bayonne NAACP President Al Strickland, New Jersey NAACP President James Harris, Assemblyman O’Donnell, Principal Richard Baccarella, Mayor Smith, Teacher Deidre Hurley, National Museum of American History Director of African American Culture Christopher Wilson, Greensboro Four Member McNeil, Assemblyman Mainor, Cablevision Vice President of Education Trent Anderson, Bayonne BOE Director of Language Arts, Social Studies and Service Learning Dan Ward, Smithsonian Channel Representative Lakeisha McCoy and Cablevision Director of Government Affairs Don Viapree.

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Students at Bayonne HS Explore Legacy of ‘Greensboro Four’ In Conjunction with Cablevision’s Power to Learn Education Initiative and the Smithsonian Channel

 Original ‘Greensboro Four’ Member Joseph Mc Neil Addresses Students;

Congressman Albio Sires, Assemblyman Charles Mainor,

Assemblyman Jason O’Donnell  and Mayor Mark Smith Participate

 Students at Bayonne High School will receive a history lesson firsthand from Joseph McNeil, an original member of the “Greensboro Four” and an icon of the civil rights movement. As part of the Black History Month educational initiative from Cablevision’s Power to Learn and the Smithsonian Channel, junior honors students will make presentations and elected officials will also participate.

 Monday, February 27 @ 1:00 PM

Bayonne High School (BOE Meeting Room) 669 Avenue A Bayonne, NJ 07002

Elected Officials (Congressman Albio Sires, Assemblyman Charles Mainor,

Assemblyman Jason O’Donnell, Mayor Mark Smith)

Trent Anderson, Cablevision Vice President of Education

Joseph McNeil, original member of “Greensboro Four”

Christopher M. Wilson, Director/Program in African American Culture,

Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History

Joss Gross, Director of PR, Smithsonian Institution

Richard Baccarella, Principal

Deidre Hurley & Tim Maset, Junior Honors Social Studies & English Teachers

James Harris, New Jersey NAACP President

Al Strickland, Bayonne NAACP President

 

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