Posts tagged "New York"
Black Child Savers Along the Hudson

Black Child Savers Along the Hudson

By Geoff K. Ward When Dr. M. E. Ross’s yacht pulled into the Hudson, NY harbor in July of 1936, few likely realized that it carried something other than an...

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The “Ungovernable” Ella Fitzgerald

The “Ungovernable” Ella Fitzgerald

By Russ Immarigeon On April 10, 1933, according to records at the New York State Archives, Westchester County judge George W. Smyth sentenced a fifteen-year-old “colored” girl named Ella Fitzgerald...

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Thank You To Our Summer Interns

We introduced them on our Facebook page and they have been working hard all summer. And before they return to their studies at Grinnell and Bard Colleges, we’d like to...

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No place to go but up…

No place to go but up…

Thomas Tunney was Superintendent of the New York State Training School for Girls in Hudson, NY from 1964 to 1972.  He was 90 years old at the time oral historian...

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The More Things Change, The More They Stay the Same…Or Do They?

The More Things Change, The More They Stay the Same…Or Do They?

Echoing trends over a century ago, today’s reformers’ are critical of large juvenile prisons and aim to create small, ‘home-like’ environments for confined youth. In 1906, at the Seventh New...

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Why Is It Important to “Remember”?

Why Is It Important to “Remember”?

  Mary Allen was interviewed and photographed by Suzanne Snider on June 2nd, 2011. In the 1970′s, Mary worked at the New York State Training School for Girls in Hudson as well...

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