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Breakthrough Day

Breakthrough Day

By Megan Butt

March 10, 2017

Students participated in Breakthrough Day on February 27 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Operation Breakthrough, a student-led initiative that took place in 1967 following race riots on campus. Students and staff spent much of the day discussing issues of race in tutorial classes in addition to...

Breakthrough Day: 50 Year Anniversary

By Jacob Swergold

February 26, 2017

On February 27, 1967 Tam Students participated in a teach-in on race relations known as Operation Breakthrough . The teach-in was an attempt to alleviate racial tensions. At the time race relations were so poor that they even escalated to a race riot. As former staff member Jewel Barrow told the Tam News ...

EDITORIAL: Operation Breakthrough

EDITORIAL: Operation Breakthrough

February 10, 2017

Fifty years ago, as racial tensions divided the nation, Tam High was no exception. From 1964 to 1968, more than 100 American cities were swept by race riots. Faced by this violent expression of hopelessness many members of the Unites States’ northern white community drew back from its reformist sta...