The Price They Paid: Desegregation in an African American Community / Edition 1

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807742358
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press
  • Publication date: 7/25/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 William Hooper Councill: Address to the White People of Alabama 17
2 Status of Negro Education in Alabama: Actions to Take 28
That Education Is Important and Necessary, No One Will Deny 30
The Teaching Force in This State Is Entirely Too Small 32
There Are Practically No Negro Public High Schools in Alabama 33
There is Entirely Too Little Attention Given to College Education in Alabama for the Negro 34
3 Concentration on Public High Schools in the South: What We Are Doing in Tuscumbia 40
4 Leadership Opportunities for African American Children in the School and the Community 51
Leadership Development Through Extracurricular Activities 53
George Washington Carver Slept Here 57
5 Family and Community Influences in the Lives of School-Age Children 66
A Place Where You Felt Like a Member of a Family 66
A Community of Educators: Teachers, Family Members, and Others 69
6 The Unmet Promises of School Desegregation 73
Inequality Before Desegregation 73
After Desegregation 77
7 A Virus in the Folklore: Skin Color and Student Preference 80
The Discrimination Virus 80
Discrimination in the African American Community 81
Discrimination at the Desegregated High School 84
8 The Myth of the Unusual Negro 87
Some "Unusual" Negroes 87
Have Things Changed? 90
9 Conclusion: Lessons Learned About Schooling from the 20th Century 94
American Schools at the Close of the 20th Century 94
Challenges and Opportunities for American Schools in the 21st Century 95
Work Yet to Be Done 105
References 111
Index 119
About the Authors 129
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