Though he doesn’t like the word “integrate” because he feels that it doesn’t reflect that “individuals retain their own integrity,” John Streetz, along with wife Jackie, does indeed integrate the George School faculty in 1950. He takes a position as a science teacher and dormitory counselor after considerable persuasion by Head of School Dick McFeely.
When Julian Bond ’57 arrives at George School in the fall of 1952, his classmates would never guess that he will become a civil rights giant. At the urging of teacher John Streetz, Julian, age twelve, becomes the first African-American who isn’t a Quaker or staff member’s child to attend the school.
A letter from home.
Bucking the trend, George School rejects a “Sputnik curriculum” in favor of broad academic and personal growth.
Strict rules govern 1950s social life, even for seniors.