12019-03-12T23:57:10+00:00Stanford University Pressaf84c3e11fe030c51c61bbd190fa82a3a1a1282411NY Amsterdam News - February 8, 1964 - Boycottplainpublished2019-03-12T23:57:10+00:00Production Editor7a3dce28be212b1ba5b4a7a50f3d6a8d76b58c74
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12019-03-12T23:56:50+00:00February 8, 19646plainpublished2019-10-15T18:24:19+00:00On February 8, 1964 the New York Amsterdam News was filled with news regarding the massive New York City school boycott that took place five days earlier. More than 460,000 students, predominantly black and Puerto Rican, stayed out of school to protest educational inequality and school segregation in the Big Apple. The boycott was the largest of the civil rights era and the Amsterdam News’ editorial page was quick to point out that the protest had not “fizzled” as critics expected.