Youth Incorporated

Monday, January 01, 1900

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This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Program, rescheduled from Tuesday September 24 because of a long-running UN Security Council, describing ways in which parents and churches can intervene on the lives of youth to prevent "jealousy, hatred, prejudice; we must keep our youth out of this kind of darkness."

Discussion of value of racial integration.

Sponsored by the United Parents Association and features Dr. Alan E. Klaxton, pastor of the Broadway Temple Methodist Church.

Suggests that adults have a great influence on the behavior (and delinquency) of youth through "offering low-grade, destructive recreation to our boys and girls."

Includes description of the role of the Washington Heights and Inwood Citizens Committee for Youth: to study the threat of increasing delinquency and do something about it through structured programs and play centers. Also, the group's interaction with the "Shamrock Gang" and details of integrating a playground to relax neighborhood racial tensions.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 68690
Municipal archives id: LT65

Produced by:

inc. United Parents Associations of New York City


Alan E. Klaxton


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