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Education as My Agenda: Gertrude Williams, Race, and the Baltimore Public Schools (Palgrave Studies in Oral History)

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When Gertrude Williams retired in 1998, after forty-nine years in the Baltimore public schools, The Baltimore Sun called her "the most powerful of principals" who "tangled with two superintendents and beat them both." In this oral memoir, Williams identifies the essential elements of sound education and describes the battles she waged to secure those elements, first as teacher, then a counselor, and, for twenty-five years, as principal. She also described her own education - growing up black in largely white Germantown, Pennsylvania; studying black history and culture for the first time at Cheyney State Teachers College; and meeting the rigorous demands of the program which she graduated from in 1949. In retracing her career, Williams examines the highs and lows of urban public education since World War II. She is at once an outspoken critic and spirited advocate of the system to which she devoted her life.

Synopsis:

When Gertrude Williams retired in 1998, after forty-nine years in the Baltimore public schools, The Baltimore Sun called her "the most powerful of principals" who "tangled with two superintendents and beat them both." In this oral memoir, Williams identifies the essential elements of sound education and describes the battles she waged to secure those elements, first as teacher, then a counselor, and, for twenty-five years, as principal. She also described her own education - growing up black in largely white Germantown, Pennsylvania; studying black history and culture for the first time at Cheyney State Teachers College; and meeting the rigorous demands of the program which she graduated from in 1949. In retracing her career, Williams examines the highs and lows of urban public education since World War II. She is at once an outspoken critic and spirited advocate of the system to which she devoted her life.

About the Author

Jo Ann Robinson is Professor of History, Morgan State University. She is the author of Abraham Went Out: A Biography of A.J. Muste and the editor of Affirmative Action: A Documentary History

Table of Contents

Beginnings * Teacher Training at Cheyney State * Teacher at Charles Carroll of Carrollton * Counselor at Mordecai Gist * Vice Principal at Barclay School * Principal at Barclay, Part One: "Barclay is Everybody's Business" * Principal at Barclay, Part Two: "Gertie is So Goddamned Stubborn" * Principal at Barclay, Part Three: "We Decided to Create a Middle School * Principal at Barclay, Part Four: "We did not Want a Poor Man's Curriculum" * Principal at Barclay, Part Five: "The Program Was Not a Panacea" * Retirement

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312295431
Author:
Robinson, Ann Ooiman
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Author:
Robinson, Jo Ann
Author:
Williams, Gertrude S.
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Educators
Subject:
History
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
School principals
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
United States Race relations History.
Subject:
School principals -- United States.
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies
Subject:
Biography-Educators
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Palgrave Studies in Oral History
Publication Date:
20051031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
20 b/w illus.
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
1.00 in.

Related Subjects

Biography » Educators
Biography » General
History and Social Science » African American Studies » General
History and Social Science » US History » 20th Century » General

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"Synopsis" by , When Gertrude Williams retired in 1998, after forty-nine years in the Baltimore public schools, The Baltimore Sun called her "the most powerful of principals" who "tangled with two superintendents and beat them both." In this oral memoir, Williams identifies the essential elements of sound education and describes the battles she waged to secure those elements, first as teacher, then a counselor, and, for twenty-five years, as principal. She also described her own education - growing up black in largely white Germantown, Pennsylvania; studying black history and culture for the first time at Cheyney State Teachers College; and meeting the rigorous demands of the program which she graduated from in 1949. In retracing her career, Williams examines the highs and lows of urban public education since World War II. She is at once an outspoken critic and spirited advocate of the system to which she devoted her life.

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