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About Phyllis C. Murray

murray.jpgPhyllis C. Murray nee( Young ) was born in Farmville, Virginia. She is a teacher, writer, and UFT Chapter Leader. Her essay "The protest that helped spark a revolution" was published and distributed widely by NYSUT to mark the 50th anniversary of Brown v Board.  The essay shared her recollections of a sometimes overlooked chapter of civil rights history.  

Phyllis C. Murray  is co-author of  Encounters with Living History: Activity based lesson plans on the enslaved Africans of the North" which is a Historic Hudson Valley Publication;  founder and president of "One Love Tennis, Inc." which has provided free tennis instruction for underprivileged youth in White Plains NY  since 1994, and a founding and active member of the African American Advisory Board of Historic Hudson Valley.

In 1999 Mrs. Murray began researching and later published  "The Early African Presence in Scarsdale, NY." This has been another almost overlooked chapter of American history. Her  most recent book for children is "The Colorful World of Huggy Bean. "

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The March for Justice: An American Right to Protest

   The March for Justice: An American Right to Protest                                                  By Phyllis C. Murray “UFT has a long history of activism on behalf of our students, their families and all…

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Equal Pay for Women: The Struggle Continues

Equal Pay for Women: The Struggle Continues By Phyllis C. Murray In the State of the Union address President Obama stated the following:  " Women make about half our workforce, but they still make 77 cents for every dollar a man earns.That is…

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On Building Emotionally Safe Schools and Communities

On Building Emotionally Safe Schools and Communities By Phyllis C. Murray  The NYC Performance Assessment reviews the values and attitudes fostered in our school programs. It evaluates the effectiveness of the student government, peer mediation,…

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