Rename Benjamin Carson High School to EtheleneJones Crockett Technical High School
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The Crockett Technical High School alumni, former parents, former staff and administration, and many Detroit residents were sicken by the fact that Dr. Ethelene Jones Crockett's name was totally removed from a building built and dedicated in 1980 in her honor without the permission nor the acknowledgement of those who put the blood, sweat, and tears in constructing this beautiful edifice.
Dr. Crockett's name was selected because of her 35 year commitment to the city of Detroit residents from advocating day care centers to assist working women to designing and directing the Detroit Model Neighborhood Comprehensive Health Center, just to name a few. She was also selected as "Physician of the Year,1977", Howard University Alumni Federation, Washington D.C. cited her for ' Conspicuous Service to Her Profession and Community.'
Dr. Crockett was a Black woman from a poor family who was able to go to college and then to medical school so that she could pay it forward for Detroit residents. There is to this day an annual scholarship provided to a deserving medical school student from Jackson Junior College, the first college attend by Dr. Crockett. Dr. Crockett passed away in 1979.
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