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African American schools in the segregated South faced enormous obstacles in educating their students. But some of these schools succeeded in providing nurturing educational environments in spite of the injustices of segregation. Vanessa Siddle Walker tells the story of one such school in rural North Carolina, the Caswell County Training School, which operated from 1934 to 1969. She focuses especially on the importance of dedicated teachers and the principal, who believed their jobs extended well beyond the classroom, and on the community's parents, who worked hard to support the school.

According to Walker, the relationship between school and community was mutually dependent. Parents sacrificed financially to meet the school's needs, and teachers and administrators put in extra time for professional development, specialized student assistance, and home visits. The result was a school that placed the needs of African American students at the center of its mission, which was in turn shared by the community. Walker concludes that the experience of CCTS captures a segment of the history of African Americans in segregated schools that has been overlooked and that provides important context for the ongoing debate about how best to educate African American children.

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The history of the public schooling of African Americans during legalized segregation has focused almost exclusively on the inferior education that African American children received. Indeed, the meager materials, the inadequate facilities, the unequal funding of schools and teachers, the lack of bus transportation, and the failure of school boards to respond to black parents' requests are so commonly named in most descriptions of segregated education the the segregated schooling of African American children.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 247-253) and index.

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Vanessa Siddle Walker, assistant professor of educational studies at Emory University, is coeditor of Facing Racism in American Education.

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ISBN:
9780807845813
Author:
Walker, Vanessa Siddle
Author:
Siddle Walker, Vanessa
Author:
Walker, Vanessa Siddle
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Location:
Chapel Hill :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Education
Subject:
History
Subject:
African American Studies - History
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Community and school
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Segregation in education
Subject:
Caswell County Training School (Caswell Count
Subject:
Segregation in education -- North Carolina -- Caswell County -- Case studies.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
education; Caswell County Training School; North Carolina; segregation;
Subject:
African Americans - Education
Subject:
Community and school - North Carolina -
Subject:
Caswell County Training School
Subject:
North carolina
Subject:
Segregation
Subject:
African American Studies-Black Heritage
Subject:
African American Studies-General
Copyright:
Series Volume:
n:o 95
Publication Date:
June 1996
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
276
Dimensions:
8.80x6.68x.68 in. .96 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The history of the public schooling of African Americans during legalized segregation has focused almost exclusively on the inferior education that African American children received. Indeed, the meager materials, the inadequate facilities, the unequal funding of schools and teachers, the lack of bus transportation, and the failure of school boards to respond to black parents' requests are so commonly named in most descriptions of segregated education the the segregated schooling of African American children.
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