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Guy B. Phillips Junior High School 1965 to 1966

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Lorraine      11:28 PM Sun 7/4/2010

I was attending GBP in 1970 when the Kent State shootings occured. There was an after lunch protest in the bus parking lot in support of the murdered students. Alas, I was too chicken to take part in the protest because I heard that the school would suspend students if they didn't return to classes. Instead I watched from the safety of a classroom.
The civics teacher did attend the protest, in order to keep the students "safe". He was eventually fired in part BECAUSE of the protest. (I can't remember his name at the moment, but the man was a major influence on my activist political life..he took my class to see the movie "Johnny Got His Gun" which forever turned me against war).
I have always been proud of the fact that my junior high protested Kent State when the Chapel Hill High didn't.
 

susan dail      10:14 AM Sun 1/31/2010

The group photo of the cheerleaders from Guy B. Phillips Jr. High School, 1965-1966 incorrectly identifies Becky Riggsbee as "Susan Riggsbee". We grew up together and were around each other quite a bit and someone switched our names.
 

Frieda Ellis Harden      3:26 PM Mon 11/16/2009

Great job, Charly! Thanks so much for this very comprehensive look back...
 

L Chambers      11:30 AM Fri 11/13/2009

I graduated from Phillips in 1998. It was a great school then, and it looks like that tradition started long before I was born.
 

Guy B, Phillips - Class of 1967      3:21 PM Thu 11/12/2009

I forgot how good I looked in the eighth grade. Thanks for posting. I lost this yearbook more than thirty years ago.
 

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