On this day in history, FRI SEPT. 1968, Scranton was in debate over race. Fair housing legislations and introducing a Black History curriculum into the school district were hot topics.
TODAY IN WOMEN'S HISTORY: Mrs. Clarence Bergen discusses "The Role of Negro Women in American Life" 1951
THIS DAY IN HISTORY- Dec 20, 1894, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Teenage boy named John Bird was tortured and falsely accused of murder. The assailants, two bigoted detectives assumed the worse of this black boy. According to this article published in the Scranton Tribune, "the boy knew nothing and says they hauled him up twice for several [...]