Recently, one of our DoDDS retired teachers, Ron Lundy, made a very impressionable speech about Martin Luther King to students at Blaine High School in the state of Washington. Take a few minutes and go to the youtube address above to hear what he had to say. Just swipe the address and do a copy and paste.
This article was taken from the AOSHS website.
The origin, evolution and development of American education abroad is a remarkable human and educational success story that spans 150 years. This history of educating American youth and children overseas is a rich heritage of which coming generations should not be deprived. How rich, few now realize; but a history which goes back to the mid 1850's and includes the stories of schools, students, parents, teachers, school administrators and support personnel worldwide should be recorded and preserved.
The overseas education of more than four million American children and youth is an important, as yet unwritten chapter in the history of American Education. These students, their parents, teachers, school administrators and support personnel have lived on the edge of history-in-the-making in view of the Berlin Wall going up and coming down, Corregidor, Tiananmen Square, the DMZ in Korea and the China Sea, within earshot of the Six-day War, the Persian Gulf War and the invasion of Panama. They have lived and played near international military and political headquarters, been visited by presidents, prime ministers, royalty and ambassadors. They have studied and taught in a wide variety of physical facilities in the shadows of historic castles, near battlegrounds and famous landmarks. They have been evacuated from installations worldwide and removed due to massive political actions in Austria, France, and Libya. This represents the schooling of several generations of American children and youth under circumstances unique to human history.
To collect, record and preserve the histories and memorabilia of these overseas schools, The American Overseas Schools Archives was established in November of 1989. Since then the archives have received hundreds of thousands of items from around the world--personal histories; school histories; video and audio tapes; photographs; yearbooks; scrapbooks; old and current curricula; newspapers, magazine and journal articles; expired official documents, papers and records; the files and records of accrediting associations and teachers unions; and other memorabilia. Many individuals have also donated personal collections.
Early students and their teachers are gone; the ranks of their followers who have also endured the hardships of attending and administering American schools abroad are rapidly thinning. The stories of their experiences in laying the foundation for the present are, with their passing, slipping from our grasp never to be recovered. It was to prevent, in some measure, this irreparable loss that The American Overseas Schools Historical Society was founded in July of 1995. It was undertaken also in the hopes that it might inspire others to take up the unfinished task to preserve for posterity this priceless legacy.
With the establishment now of the American Overseas Schools Historical Society, which owns, governs and operates The American Overseas Schools Archives, this important work will be guaranteed and carried on in perpetuity.
On July 13, 1998, the City of Wichita, Kansas (http://www.wichitagov.org/) was chosen as the site for The American Overseas Schools Historical Park. [Read the Press Release.] "The five-plus acre, downtown river front site made available by the City of Wichita in the heart of their outstanding 'Museums on the River' cultural district is superb. Graduate students at home and abroad, research scholars, historians, writers and educators, American and foreign, have expressed much interest in the project. All will benefit when the park, archives and museum are officially opened to the public."
In July 2001 there was a site dedication ceremony in Wichita attended by over 1000 educators and alumni. Following this event, plans were made to begin fund raising, with the first appointment set for September 13, 2001. Needless to say, the events of September 11th put fund raising on hold for all organizations as the focus of the nation became New York City and Washington, D.C. Though it caused a setback, AOSHS is now ready to set these plans in motion again in the spring of 2003.
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