Barrington, Kenwood principals discuss slave auction skit

  • Chris Condrad, the Barrington High School Latin Club sponsor, is seen on video apologizing over a skit performed at a conference over the weekend depicting a slave auction.

    Chris Condrad, the Barrington High School Latin Club sponsor, is seen on video apologizing over a skit performed at a conference over the weekend depicting a slave auction.

 
 
Updated 3/1/2016 4:22 PM

The principals of Barrington and Kenwood Academy High Schools had what officials called a "good conversation" Monday after a skit depicting a slave auction performed Friday by Barrington High students at a Latin history convention offended members of the Kenwood Academy community on Chicago's South Side.

"It was very civil and they talked about everything they needed to," Barrington Area Unit School District 220 spokeswoman Morgan Delack said of the conversation between Barrington High Principal Steve McWilliams and Kenwood Academy Principal Gregory L. Jones. "I heard it was a good conversation."

 

The conversation likely centered around what happened Friday when Barrington students performed a skit about Greek and Roman history at the Illinois Junior Classical League Convention in Itasca where a student wearing chains was auctioned off by another student.

Kenwood Academy referred questions Tuesday to the Chicago Public Schools administration, which did not immediately return calls.

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