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50 Years Ago Students Said ‘No’ to Racist Policies and Walked Out Their Schools - Philly's 7th Ward
On November 17, 1967, 3,500 Black students walked out of their classrooms and schools and converged at the School District of Philadelphia’s headquarters. They were on the School-to-Activism Pipeline. These student activists were protesting the dearth of Black teachers and Black studies classes. They also wanted to end disciplinary practices against students who refused to salute …