Federal officials are investigating allegations that the Federal government is subsidising a scholar at which young Negro children are taught to hate White people.
The school and class in progress; principal denying allegation (SOF).
TRANSCRIPT BROOKS: "Well, a lot of the children who have been unidentified, ostracised,isolated, have now been brought into a community, a Christian community where people feel some concern for them. And are taught that they represent something, and that they are people, and that they are a part of an established community, and that they have a heritage, which is glorious, and that they should know this heritage.
REPORTER: Is there any hate being taught at the statement.
BROOKS: There is no hate. This is a Christian programme, this is a Christian church. And the Christian religion teaches brotherhood, love and fellowship and friendliness,and things of this type.
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Background: Federal officials are investigating allegations that the Federal government is subsidising a scholar at which young Negro children are taught to hate White people. The allegation was made by a police officer to a senate investigating committee.
The school is in Nashville, Tennessee, and it is financed from anti-poverty funds made available by Federal government agencies.
The scholar is operated for children aged between six and twelve years. it is held in the St. Anselms Episcopal Chapel in Nashville, and is directed by Mr. Fred Brooks, chairman of the Nashville Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee.
The Office of Economic Opportunity, which is subsidising the school, is making an investigation.
The allegations of lessons in race hatred were denied by the director of the school, Mr. Brooks.