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Authors of Before Jackie: The Negro Leagues, Civil Rights, and the American Dream
-Mark and Mary define the Negro Leagues as a significant event of black activism, trace its activity through the black community, and link this activism with the rise of the Civil Rights Movement that followed. This enables both a greater understanding and awareness of segregation and Jim Crow America as well as an appreciation of the process that led to the Civil Rights Movement and the activities and sacrifices of the "foot soldiers" who made it possible. A primary goal of our work is to contribute to the establishment of this legacy, that all students may gain a new awareness and appreciation of the concept of legacy and begin to consider their own. As persons actively involved with Social Studies education, Mary Corey and I were drawn to a particularly troubling statistic: when viewing the nationwide gap in test scores between white and black students, this discrepancy is highest in the subject of Social Studies.
RIT’s MOCHA Program, Men Of Color Honor and Ambition
Kevin McDonald, Program Founder
Faculty-mentor, Marcos Esterman
Herb Escher, program sponsor
Bertram Byam, student in the college of business
-New leadership program intends to increase academic retention rates and professional opportunities for young men of color
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