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LOS ANGELES, 1968: HAPPY RANCH TO WATTS Terry Lloyd Winetsky

LOS ANGELES, 1968: HAPPY RANCH TO WATTS

Terry Lloyd Winetsky

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ISBN : 9781940222271
Paperback
276 pages
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Weeks before the assassination of Martin Luther King, Allen--a directionless young white man who never intended to be a teacher--finds himself in a Watts classroom, standing before thirty black seventh-grade girls. Allen builds a rapport withMoreWeeks before the assassination of Martin Luther King, Allen--a directionless young white man who never intended to be a teacher--finds himself in a Watts classroom, standing before thirty black seventh-grade girls. Allen builds a rapport with students as a tough-but-fair teacher, but his outside-the-box approach evokes antagonism from some faculty members, especially his vile department chairman. As he begins to consider a career in education, pressure builds both inside and out of school. Allen joins some students and teachers in peaceful protests while gangs and vandals run wild. After Dr. King is assassinated, the increased tension leads to volatile showdowns for Allen.