Bronx Principal Sparks Protest

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Public officials and protesters are calling for a black history curriculum largely as a response to the actions of a principal in the Bronx. “Intermediate School 224 Principal Patricia Catania has come under fire for ordering an English teacher not to give lessons about the Harlem Renaissance and abolitionist and statesman Frederick Douglass,” Eric Sandoval and Rick Schapiro write in The New York Daily News. “The Bronx principal ignited a new round of outrage this week when she confiscated a student-made poster celebrating the pioneering black singer Lena Horne.”