More African American Shakespeare
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1757 Tuesday, 19 September 2000.
From: Richard Burt <
Date: Monday, 18 Sep 2000 20:04:21 -0400
Subject: More African American Shakespeare
On Good Morning America (ABC Network) at about 8:40-45 a.m. EST, Sept.
18, 2000, there was an interview with a white guy who had quite his
lucrative job to become a teacher in NYC's "toughest schools." He was
surrounded by his students, all black, and a girl on his right held a
copy of a children's version of Romeo and Juliet with "William
Shakespeare" written across the top. She and the book were visible
during the interview. Only the white teacher spoke. (This teacher was
a representative of many similar people, almost all white, who responded
to a call for teachers placed by the [surprise, white] Superintendent of
NYC schools.) The students looked to be about 12 years old.