Fans want Michael Jackson's name returned to L.A. school

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Fans want Michael Jackson's name returned to L.A. school auditorium

March 31, 2010 |  5:01 pm
In 2003, officials at Gardner Street Elementary School in Hollywood covered up Michael Jackson's name on the auditorium.
They took the action soon after Jackson was arrested on suspicion of child molestation, and the principal at the time said parents requested that the name be removed.

Now some people want Jackson's name restored to the building. The supporters have created a Facebook page to rally their cause.

The backers argue that because Jackson was acquitted of criminal charges, the Los Angeles Unified School District must put the pop star's name back on the auditorium.

"This cannot be allowed to continue," they said in a statement. "Please help us convince the school district to take down the covers and reveal his name once more to the public."

In 1989, the Gardner faculty named the auditorium after the singer. He attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 11, 1989, where the school's choir sang, "We Are the World," a tune Jackson co-wrote. Jackson donated money to the school at the time.

An illustration of Jackson's face was posted in the auditorium in 1989, and another depicting the singer surrounded by children was mounted in the main office. But the auditorium drawing was removed several years ago because it kept falling down. The picture in the office also was removed a while ago to make room for a new intercom system.


LAist reports that the group is asking supporters to download and sign a letter to L.A. Unified Supt. Ramon C. Cortines.

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Photo: Jackson at the auditorium. Credit: Associated Press
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Offline kingofmystery

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This is another "Call to Action" for those that are interested in helping out, especially those of us in the US.  Please consider sending a letter of support to the Superintendent in support of having MJ's name uncovered from the school building.  I would personally love to see this happen.  

I'm including another link to an article about the topic, b/c in this particular article there is a downloadable letter that can be used to send to the school superintendent.  You can add or subtract anything you wish to the form letter.  An email address is also included in the letter if you prefer to email.

Please refer to this article:
http://laist.com/2010/03/31/jackson_fan ... e_name.php
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Fans want Michael Jackson's name returned to L.A. school auditorium

March 31, 2010 |  5:01 pm
LATimes.com

In 2003, officials at Gardner Street Elementary School in Hollywood covered up Michael Jackson's name on the auditorium.


Photo: Jackson at the auditorium. Credit: Associated Press

They took the action soon after Jackson was arrested on suspicion of child molestation, and the principal at the time said parents requested that the name be removed.

Now some people want Jackson's name restored to the building. The supporters have created a Facebook page to rally their cause.

The backers argue that because Jackson was acquitted of criminal charges, the Los Angeles Unified School District must put the pop star's name back on the auditorium.

"This cannot be allowed to continue," they said in a statement. "Please help us convince the school district to take down the covers and reveal his name once more to the public."

In 1989, the Gardner faculty named the auditorium after the singer. He attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 11, 1989, where the school's choir sang, "We Are the World," a tune Jackson co-wrote. Jackson donated money to the school at the time.

An illustration of Jackson's face was posted in the auditorium in 1989, and another depicting the singer surrounded by children was mounted in the main office. But the auditorium drawing was removed several years ago because it kept falling down. The picture in the office also was removed a while ago to make room for a new intercom system.

LAist reports that the group is asking supporters to download and sign a letter to L.A. Unified Supt. Ramon C. Cortines.

-- Shelby Grad

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Email sent!!!
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they shouldn't have covered it up in the first place! stupid tabloid believers!!!  :evil:

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Here's the facebook page for this initiative:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Uncover-M ... 115?ref=mf
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For some reason the link to download the email is not working.   Does anyone have another link?
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Quote from: "nynyro"
For some reason the link to download the email is not working.   Does anyone have another link?

Here's the email address for School Superintendent Ramon C. Cortines:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Uncover-M ... 115?v=info
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