Arthur Allen, president of the Schenectady Federation of Teachers, signs a petition requesting Schenectady's Board of Education grant collective bargaining rights. Federation members and members of the Schenectady Teachers Association began signing the documents on Monday, March 13, 1967 at Linton High School (now Schenectady High School). Standing from left are Frank Simboli, president of the teachers association; Dorothy Gustafson, co-editor of the federation's Collective Bargaining News; and Sara Moyer, editor of the teachers association newsletter.
Social worker Sylvia Bogle, right, talks to Bertha Fordham of Germania Avenue and her daughter Linda, 4, during a recruitment effort for Schenectady's "Head Start" program in April 1975. Gazette file photo
Local singers helped kick off the International Teen Conference at Schenectady’s Refreshing Spring Church of God in Christ on Oct. 9, 1975. From left are Margie Owens, president of the Refreshing Spring choir; Hazel Cadson, president of the Mount Olivet Missionary Baptist Church choir; Cynthia Farmer, a Mount Olivet choir member; Ronald Page, Mount Olivet choir director; choir member Andy Thomas of St. John’s Church of God in Christ in Albany; and Eunice Parson, director of Albany’s Reach Out program. Gazette file photo
Rev. Georgetta Dix, a Schenectady minister who spent many years at Refreshing Spring Church of God in Christ, poses with some of her friends during the early 1990s. Gazette file photo
Vincent Lewis, 10, a fifth-grader at Nott Terrace Elementary School, smiles as he receives the "Mr. Boys Club Award," the highest honor given by the Schenectady Boys' Club in March 1969. Vincent's mother, Mrs. Wayman Lewis, shares her son's excitement. Club board member Horace Van Voast Jr. also offers his congratulations. Gazette file photo