Video: Garfield, A History of Activism

This year Seattle’s Garfield High School made history by launching a school wide boycott of the MAP test–a struggle ultimately successful at the high school level.

People who were inspired by the MAP test Boycott will be interested in the Museum of History and Industry’s short video they created last school year on the history of Garfield High School, “MOHAI Minute: Garfield High.” Of course the video can’t cover all the history of activism in just a couple of minuets, but they hit some of the highlights–from Stokely Carmichael’s speech at the school in 1967 to the student walkout against budget cuts in 2011 that made national headlines. In addition to what’s covered in this short, Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke at Garfield in his only trip to Seattle, and in 2005 Garfield’s PTSA–with my mom, Amy Hagopian as PTSA president–became the first to vote to end military recruiting in a high school.

Go Bulldogs!

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