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L. C. ANDERSON HIGH SCHOOL TRIBUTE 24: 1954 YELLOWJACKETS YEARBOOK: ACTIVITIES & "BLACKBOARD JUNGLE"

MY SELECTION NO. 24 FOR "BEST MOVIES OF THE FIFTIES" IS "BLACKBOARD JUNGLE" STARRING "GLENN FORD", "SIDNEY POITIER", AND "VIC MORROW"!!




Blackboard Jungle is a 1955 social commentary film about teachers in an inter-racial inner-city school, based on the novel of the same name by Evan Hunter and adapted for the screen and directed by Richard Brooks. It is remembered for its innovative use of rock and roll in its soundtrack and for the unusual breakout role of a Black cast member, future Oscar winner and star,. Sidney Poitier, as a rebellious, yet musically talented student. PLOT-Richard Dadier (Glenn Ford) is a new teacher at North Manual Trades High School, an inner-city school of diverse ethnic backgrounds where many of the pupils, led by student Gregory Miller (Sidney Poitier), frequently engage in anti-social behavior. Dadier makes various attempts to engage the students' interest in education, challenging both the school staff and the pupils. He is subjected to violence as well as duplicitous schemes; he first suspects Miller, but later realizes that Artie West (Vic Morrow) is the perpetrator, and challenges him in a tense classroom showdown involving a switchblade knife. In 2016, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant"!

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PLEASE KEEP STROLLING WITH THE 1954 L. C. ANDERSON HIG SCHOOL
ALUMNA, ACTIVITIES, CLASSES, AND ORGANIZATIONS....









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