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Born and raised on Chicago’s Southside, LaVerne Martin first attended Stephen A. Douglas School, on 33rd and Prairie, in 1954. When she started CPS at the age of 4, LaVerne …

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The Making of NITY

Not in the Yearbooks takes a student perspective on Chicago’s public schools in the postwar period. This public history project brought together ten Chicago Freedom School Freedom Fellows, aged 14-20, …

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Not In The Year Books

Over the summer of 2013, History Moves worked with ten freedom fellows from the Chicago Freedom School on an intergenerational history project called “Not In The Yearbooks.”

Each fellow interviewed a current or retired CPS teacher about their lives as students and teachers. Not in the Yearbooks documents the students’ and teachers’ histories and experiences in Chicago’s public schools from the 1940s to the present.

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