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More Than One Struggle : the Evolution of Black School Reform in Milwaukee (04 Edition)

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Traditional narratives of black educational history suggest that African Americans offered a unified voice concerning Brown v. Board of Education. Jack Dougherty counters this interpretation, demonstrating that black activists engaged in multiple, overlapping, and often conflicting strategies to advance the race by gaining greater control over schools.

Dougherty tells the story of black school reform movements in Milwaukee from the 1930s to the 1990s, highlighting the multiple perspectives within each generation. In profiles of four leading activists, he reveals how different generations redefined the meaning of the Brown decision over time to fit the historical conditions of their particular struggles. William Kelley of the Urban League worked to win teaching jobs for blacks and to resettle Southern black migrant children in the 1950s; Lloyd Barbee of the NAACP organized protests in support of integrated schools and the teaching of black history in the 1960s; and Marian McEvilly and Howard Fuller contested--in different ways--the politics of implementing desegregation in the 1970s, paving the way for the 1990s private school voucher movement. Dougherty concludes by contrasting three interpretations of the progress made in the fifty years since Brown, showing how historical perspective can shed light on contemporary debates over race and education reform.

About the Author

Jack Dougherty is assistant professor and director of educational studies at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807855249
Author:
Dougherty, Jack
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Location:
Chapel Hill
Subject:
Education
Subject:
History
Subject:
Students & Student Life
Subject:
Educational change
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Discrimination in education
Subject:
Milwaukee
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
African-American/African Studies; Education/History of Education; History/United States: General; Sociology/Social Issues
Subject:
African Americans - Education - Wisconsin -
Subject:
Discrimination in education - Wisconsin -
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
African-American/African Studies
Subject:
Education/History of Education
Subject:
History - United States/General
Subject:
Sociology | Social Issues
Subject:
Education-General
Subject:
Education/Histor
Subject:
y of Education
Subject:
Afri
Subject:
can-American/African Studies
Copyright:
Series Volume:
TA #71
Publication Date:
April 2004
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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