African American children being benefited under Project Breakthrough in Illinois,United States.
Chicago Illinois USA Date:1967 Duration:5 min 48 sec Sound:Yes
A documentary about Project Breakthrough by the office of Economic Opportunity Community Action Program to teach preschool children language skills in Cooks County, Illinois. An African American child at a typewriter. The Director of Research and Statistics Division, Cooks County Department of Public Aid Walter Hudson speaks about the development of a testing device that can monitor the progress of a child on ERE (Edison Responsive Environment) device. The African American children seated at a desk and play in streets. Juan Tracey, an educator speaks about the cost of the project. The Director of the Project Breakthrough A. Louie Scott says that the cost of the project must be measured against the number of dropouts from school. Sister Marry Williams, a member of the Board of Advisors of the Project Breakthrough says that through this project they are saving a lot of money for the larger society. Director Walter Hudson labels illiteracy and poverty to be contagious for the society. Sister Williams says that this project aims at working with children having tremendous potential. Separate lockers for children at the school. Juan Tracey says that this project provides with basic things one needs to go to a school. Director Hudson says that this project makes the children adequate to enter the main stream of life in the United States. An African American woman with her child. The child spells out the word MOTHER and the woman kisses the child.
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