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Historical Perspectives on the Education of Black Children

Historical Perspectives on the Education of Black Children

by Harry MorganHarry Morgan
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The African American heritage is interwoven throughout the history of the United States, but few educators are prepared to teach children about the events that shaped the African American experience. Most of the stories about slavery, the days when it was illegal to teach black children to read, and when blacks were not allowed to vote or own land, are part of the remembered oral history of black families. Morgan retells American history from the point of view of the events that effected blacks—the Great Depression, the WPA, and the federal policies that led to current Head Start programs, school integration in the 1950s and the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s, the War on Poverty, and the IQ controversy. He shows how Aesop and the teachings of Socrates and Aristotle established the philosophical traditions perpetuated by the great black educators, W.E.B. DuBois and Booker T. Washington, with the purpose of providing black children with a better understanding of their heritage, their importance in American history, and their place in the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780275950712
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/30/1995
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

HARRY MORGAN is Professor of Early Childhood Education at West Georgia College. He is the author of Social Work in Early Childhood Programs (1975) and The Learning Community (1973).

Table of Contents


The Early Philosophers

Early Theorists and Practitioners

The Slavery Period

Beyond the Slavery Period

The Decades That Followed Slavery

The Controversy Over African American Intelligence

Head Start: The Great Divide

Exemplary Programs, Methods and Materials


Selected Bibliography


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