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Teacher Power: Black Teachers and the Politics of Representation

Elizabeth Todd-Breland

in Political Education: Black Politics and Education Reform in Chicago since the 1960s

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469646589
eISBN:
9781469647173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646589.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines Black educators’ growth from an insurgent group of teachers in the 1960s into a powerful political base of the coalition that elected the first Black mayor of Chicago in 1983. ... More


“Organize in Every Community”

Joan Malczewski

in Building a New Educational State: Foundations, Schools, and the American South

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226394626
eISBN:
9780226394763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226394763.003.0003
Subject:
Education, History of Education

Chapter Two explores the work of rural black reformers, particularly the Jeanes Teachers. Foundations sought enhanced governance capacity at the local level, especially in rural black communities ... More


Epilogue

Elizabeth Todd-Breland

in Political Education: Black Politics and Education Reform in Chicago since the 1960s

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469646589
eISBN:
9781469647173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646589.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

The epilogue considers the enduring challenges in public education and racial politics and the dynamic new cohort of organizers proposing alternative visions of educational, economic, and racial ... More


A “Most Spectacular” Victory?: Teacher Salary Equalization and the Dilemma of Local Leadership

Sarah Caroline Thuesen

in Greater than Equal: African American Struggles for Schools and Citizenship in North Carolina, 1919-1965

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807839300
eISBN:
9781469612744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807839300.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores the issue of the salary equalization of teachers. The chapter looks at alliances and companionship between NAACP and NACT and it analyzes struggles amongst black teacher groups. ... More


Love, Hope, and Fear: Teachers Guiding Desegregation

Natalie G. Adams and James H. Adams

in Just Trying to Have School: The Struggle for Desegregation in Mississippi

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496819536
eISBN:
9781496819581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496819536.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter addresses the role of teachers in school desegregation. Faculty integration was often the first step a school district took in trying to meet school desegregation orders. A young, ... More


Crusading for Civil Rights

Clarence Taylor

in Reds at the Blackboard: Communism, Civil Rights, and the New York City Teachers Union

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152693
eISBN:
9780231526487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152693.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the New York City Teachers Union's (TU) campaigns to eliminate racist and bigoted textbooks from classrooms, hire more black teachers, and promote Black History Month. By the ... More


The Education That Is Their Due: Separation for Racial Uplift, 1900–1940

Zoë Burkholder

in An African American Dilemma: A History of School Integration and Civil Rights in the North

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780190605131
eISBN:
9780190605162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190605131.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 2 identifies a distinct uptick in northern Black support for separate schools. The rise of scientific racism fueled anti-Black discrimination that accelerated alongside the first Great ... More


A Powerful Weapon: Integration for Equality, 1940–1965

Zoë Burkholder

in An African American Dilemma: A History of School Integration and Civil Rights in the North

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780190605131
eISBN:
9780190605162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190605131.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 3 highlights a resurgence of northern Black support for school integration alongside the expanding civil rights movement. The outbreak of World War II created economic opportunities that drew ... More


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