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From the Civil Rights Movement to Mamaroneck High School...Social Studies Teacher Ms. Porter's Last MLK Act is Tomorrow
This version of the 'Mamaroneck Minute' featuring MHS Social Studies Teacher Shannon Turner-Porter is a bit longer than the norm because capsulizing 50 years of teaching into one short video isn't an easy task. Ms. Porter -- who will retire in June -- found her way to Mamaroneck High School in 1970 after growing up in a farming family in North Carolina, attending all-black segregated schools and being involved in the Civil Rights Movement through non-violent protests including marches and sit-ins. WATCH as she talks about her five-decade career in Mamaroneck Schools and her final upcoming Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. assembly, which she organizes each year.
(In 2019, Ms. Porter was the event honoree for the Larchmont-Mamaroneck Human Rights Committee's annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Program.)