dc1968

curated project commemorating the 50th anniversary of 1968 in dc

dedicated to bobby r. hale
21 april 1968 & bell vocational high school craftsman newspaper

21 april 1968 & bell vocational high school craftsman newspaper

#OTD-ish 21 April 1968 The Bell Craftsman newspaper, a student-run publication of Bell Vocational High School (3145 Hiatt Pl NW), was being readied for publication. Ray Robinson served as editor-in-chief and Richard D. Ames was the faculty advisor.

This 14 September 1967 edition was the first issue for the 1967-1968 school year. It welcomed incoming 10th graders, new teachers and offered intros to the different shop offerings:

paper hanging
machine shop
auto repair
sheet metal
welding shop
painting & decorating
wood shop
basic auto
house wiring
plumbing shop
upholstery
diesel engines
body-fender shop
electric motors

Your comments are welcome below. Did you, a family member or a neighbor attend Bell Vocational? Did you teach at Bell? Do you remember Ray Robinson and Richard D. Ames? Do you have issues of the Craftsman in your collection? Do you have photos of Bell? You may comment privately here.

Photo source: Courtesy, Harry Chow. big thank you to Harry Chow for sharing this newspaper and other ephemera with me and for his activism, collecting, documenting and love of DC. 
What's in a Dove Foundation, What's In a Name: HIstory and Heritage of DC Public and Public Charter Schools. Funded by HumanitiesDC.

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20 april 1968 & communications workers of american strike, day 3

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