Without education, it's very difficult to make the most of your talents and abilities. But for much of American history, black people couldn't get an education. In many places it was against the law for slaves to learn to read and write. Despite this, many brave slaves found a way to learn. Some taught themselves. Others sneaked to schools held late at night.
Even after slavery was ended in 1865, African Americans continued to be treated unfairly. It was still a struggle for them to get an education.
African-American educators stepped up to make a difference. They faced hardship. They often worked for very little pay?or for no pay at all. These educators built schools. They taught their students and stood up for equal rights. They proved that a person's race has nothing to do with his or her ability.
|Publisher:||Mason Crest Publishers|
|Series:||Major Black Contributions from Emancipation to Civil Rights Series|
|Product dimensions:||7.47(w) x 9.39(h) x 0.30(d)|
|Age Range:||10 - 13 Years|
Table of Contents
Introduction Dr. Marc Lamont Hill 6
1 "Dark and Thorny Is the Pathway" 9
2 Time of Trial: Education During and After the Civil War 15
3 Fighting Segregation and Discrimination 25
4 "We Must Not Falter": Following the Lead of Great Thinkers 33
5 "Inherently Unequal": Striking Down Segregation 41
6 Education Today: Progress and Problems 47
Chapter Notes 54
Further Reading 60
Internet Resources 61