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NAACP rallies for Jack Abrams reversal

This is a view from the back of

This is a view from the back of the Jack Abrams Intermediate School in Huntington Station. (July 20, 2010) Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas

 A crowd of at least 100 parents, community leaders and elected officials gathered Tuesday for a rally organized by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People to denounce last week's decision to close the Jack Abrams School in Huntington Station.

The Huntington branch of the NAACP scheduled the rally in response to a school board decision last week to move Abrams students to other district schools. The vote came at the urging of some parents concerned about violent crime in the area.

 >> Watch the video below and read Deborah S. Morris' full story

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