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By Yevette Richards

A biography of pan-Africanist and overseas labour chief, Maida Springer. It files and analyzes the function performed through Springer in overseas affairs, rather within the formation of the AFL-CIO's African coverage in the course of the chilly battle and African independence activities.

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20 Maida witnessed the effects of the war on her Harlem community. In the years before strict segregation had congealed, her neighborhood was a diverse immigrant community in which the small store owners were predominantly European immigrants. Along with a live chicken market, a general grocery store, and a drugstore owned by Jews, and a bakery and florist shop owned by Italians was a pork store owned by a German, which was a favorite of Maida’s. She fondly remembered the aroma of spices used to make pickles, sausages, head cheese, smoked meat, and sauerkraut.

Doña Luisa’s success in the courts was due to her peripheral relation to Panama’s oligarchy. -run Isthmian Canal Commission (ICC) helped to inform the intraracial hostility between black Panamanians and Caribbeans. S. ” Panamanian society recognized a variety of racial designations. Few Panamanians could legitimately claim sole Spanish descent, but those having a great degree of Spanish ancestry composed the small “white” oligarchy, whose families often intermarried. Blacks, on the bottom of the social hierarchy, were subdivided into the higher-status indigenous Spanish speakers and the lower-status Caribbean immigrants.

Grant was instrumental in devising a curriculum that required students to earn both a high school degree and a trade certificate. Included in this curriculum was a five-credit course in Negro history. Grant herself taught American history, Latin, and English. As a measure of the school’s intransigence, ten years passed before Bordentown fully implemented the new curriculum. Maida, who attended Bordentown from 1923 to 1926, graduated a year before the curriculum was instituted. In 1928 the first students graduated with the four-year high school degree.

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