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Describes the shocking and moving history of African-American education, from the colonial times to Brown v. the Board of Education to the present. Reprint.
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Grade 5 Up?With his knack for blending historical facts and thoughtful interpretation, Haskins offers an informative, close-up look at the course of black education in America. From colonial times to the present day, the text chronicles federal and state legislation, judicial rulings, and Supreme Court decisions that have both crippled and enhanced educational opportunities for African Americans. Although the 1954 Supreme Court ruling in Brown v. Board of Education legally ended the "separate but equal" doctrine that had prevailed in the United States since the Plessy v. Ferguson decision of 1896, activists in recent years still see inequality in public education that integration and busing have not erased. This factual account is enriched by biographical profiles of influential blacks and whites and by vivid descriptions of inequities, case studies, and trials. The social context and effects of legislation?from 18th-century slave codes, post-Civil War "Jim Crow" laws, and 20th-century civil rights challenges?are presented. This title fills a void in collections lacking nonfiction on public-school segregation and integration in America for this audience. Black-and-white photographs and reproductions of varying quality appear throughout. The well-spaced text, chronology of key events, selected lists for further reading, and index are effectively designed for research and readability.?Gerry Larson, Durham Magnet Center, Durham, NC
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.
For those interested in a fuller picture of the fight for educational integration in the US, Haskins (Bayard Rustin, 1997, etc.) attempts to fill in some gaps. He recalls many of the unsung heroic actions of people who tried to make educational opportunities fair, beginning in colonial times and invoking the achievements of Benjamin Banneker and Phillis Wheatley. He covers the effects of the Civil War, and how Reconstruction promised-- but never delivered--education to freed slaves. Through two world wars, Thurgood Marshall's court battles, and into the present, questions remain: Is there such a thing as true integration, and if there is, can it bring equality? The coverage is comprehensive, if dry, making this informative book more useful to researchers than browsers. (b&w photos, chronology, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 9-13) -- Copyright ©1997, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
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