Union County schools in the 1960s


Students read about, discuss issues of the era

Special to The Union Times



Photo courtesy of the UCSD Gifted and Talented Program Mrs Hughey’s GT 3rd, 4th & 5th grade students at Foster Park Elementary School were visited by Mr. Lewis Jeter. The GT students and Mr. Jeter had an interactive discussion concerning the history of our schools in the 1960s.


UNION COUNTY — A teen’s experiences in the 1960s during desegregation was the subject of a book read by Gifted & Talent students of the Union County School District and a dialog between some of the students and a former school district official about the Union County’s schools during that era.

In a statement released Friday, the Union County School District Gifted and Talented program reported that Mrs. Hughey’s GT students throughout the districtread “As Fast as Words Could Fly” by Pamela M. Tuck.

The press release states that “the book’s central character is fourteen-year-old Mason Steele. In this historical fiction account that occurs in the 1960s, Mason has to face his fears as well as adversity from others while he attends a new school during the time of desegregation.”

It further states that “Mr. Lewis Jeter, formerly with Union County School District was the guest speaker and he spoke on issues similar in the book by Pamela Tuck as well as other issues prevalent to the era.

Photo courtesy of the UCSD Gifted and Talented Program Mrs Hughey’s GT 3rd, 4th & 5th grade students at Foster Park Elementary School were visited by Mr. Lewis Jeter. The GT students and Mr. Jeter had an interactive discussion concerning the history of our schools in the 1960s.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_thumbnail_file1-1.jpgPhoto courtesy of the UCSD Gifted and Talented Program Mrs Hughey’s GT 3rd, 4th & 5th grade students at Foster Park Elementary School were visited by Mr. Lewis Jeter. The GT students and Mr. Jeter had an interactive discussion concerning the history of our schools in the 1960s.
Students read about, discuss issues of the era

Special to The Union Times

This story courtesy of the Union County School District Gifted & Talented Program.

This story courtesy of the Union County School District Gifted & Talented Program.

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