Monday, July 7, 1997 FULL SHOW | HEADLINES | NEXT: OKLAHOMA CITY
1997-07-07

ALABAMA PRINCIPAL

download:   Audio Get CD/DVD More Formats

Guests

Sharon Sears Jasper, she was a resident of the St. Bernard housing development which is one of the four still-closed housing projects. She was among those who occupied the HANO offices on Friday.

Stephanie Mingo, a displaced resident of the St. Bernard public housing development, the second largest housing project in New Orleans. She remembers the day the levees broke.

DONATE →
This is viewer supported news

Remember the Alabama high school principal who touched off a furor when he banned interracial couples from the prom?

Hulond Humphries lost that job, but he was sworn in last week as superintendent of schools in Randolph County, Alabama.

The Wedowee school system made headlines in 1994 after Humphries threatened to cancel the prom if mixed-race couples attended. The Justice Department later accused Humphries of unfairness in dealing with black students.

Subsequently the school burned to the ground and Humphries was removed as principal. Then last fall, he ran unopposed for county school superintendent and won.

Guest:
• Charlotte Clark-Frieson, president of the Randolph County NAACP and the first and only black member of the board of education.

Recent Shows More

Full News Hour

Stories

    Fgf-kids-protest
    Earth Day Special: "Fierce Green Fire" Documentary Explores Environmental Movement’s Global Rise
    In an Earth Day special, we look at the history of the global environmental movement as told in the sweeping new documentary, "A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet." We air extended highlights from the film — from New York housewives who take on a major chemical company that polluted their community of Love Canal to Greenpeace’s campaigns to save whales, to the fight by Chico Mendes and Brazilian rubber tappers to save the Amazon rainforest. We also speak to the film’s Oscar-nominated director, Mark...

Creative Commons License The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.