A Call For Equality

Back in 1974, a gang of third grade children from Deal School, New Jersey, huddled together and produced the following letter after discovering one of life’s many injustices. After being signed by all eighteen complainants, it was then sent to President Ford.

Transcript follows. Image courtesy of the National Archives.


DEAL School
Thrid Grade

Dear, Mr. Ford

Mothers and Fathers get to have Father’s Day and Mother’s Day. So why can’t we have Kids day? Because we have Brithdays But so do our parents. And PLEASE let us have Kids day.

Your Truly

(Signed, by many kids)