Protest held after black history materials tossed
HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. (AP) – A protest blocked traffic after part of a financially struggling Michigan school district’s collection of black history books, tapes, film strips and other materials was found discarded outside its high school library.
WWJ-AM and the Detroit Free Press report the protest took place Monday at the school in Highland Park.
The district’s state-appointed emergency manager Donald Weatherspoon has said workers on the second floor of the library mistakenly threw them out last month. He’s said the district in the mostly black Detroit enclave was able to recover the materials in time.
The materials were found by area residents who say some of the collection was destroyed.
Andre’ Davis, vice president and secretary of the Highland Park school system’s board, says he’s resigning in protest of the dumping.