A Letter From The Publisher: Feb. 14, 1969

THE 41 black and Puerto Rican teen-agers who gathered at the Triangle Building in Harlem were turned out in their Sunday best. "Man," said one of the girls to a friend, "you look like you're going to a wedding." The ceremony that the group had come to attend had an importance all its own. A short while ago, those ghetto youngsters had been dropouts from New York City schools; now they were about to graduate from the four-month-old "Academy of Transition," sponsored by Time Inc. Almost all of them were planning to move on to the Urban

League's Harlem Prep, or Newark...

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