September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001.;Public schools.;Chinatown (New York, N.Y.);Teacher-principal relationships.;Teachers.
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2014.036.019 Oral History Interview with Alice Young July 1, 2004

Alice Young is a career teacher and principal who has lived most of her life in Brooklyn. She begins the interview by sharing the story of her family’s immigration to the United States and about her family’s laundry business. Alice reminisces about her childhood and school life leading up to her time at Brooklyn College, where she studied to become an elementary school teacher. As an NYC school teacher, she worked in different boroughs including Staten Island, Brooklyn, and Manhattan. She would eventually become a school administrator for District 2 of New York City. Alice recalls her experience during the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks and describes the school environment and student behavior immediately after the tragedy. Alice describes the many different programs and events that were funded through various federal, state, and local agencies that helped them serve the Chinatown families who were severely impacted in the aftermath of the attacks.