Vivian Gunn Morris's The Price They Paid: Desegregation in an African American PDF

By Vivian Gunn Morris

During this compelling e-book, the authors positioned a human face on desegregation practices within the South. targeting an African American group in Alabama, they record not just the earnings but additionally the numerous losses skilled through scholars whilst their group tuition used to be closed and so they have been compelled to wait a White desegregated institution throughout city. This quantity is an in-depth examine the unmet supplies of college desegregation which may aid us supply a top quality schooling for all young children within the twenty first century.

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2. By urging legislation for the improvement of our schools. “Ask, and it shall be given you,” says the Master. We ask for entirely too little. We need a strong committee to put our case before the Legislature. County High Schools having been given to whites, surely we can get a few district High Schools, if we ask for them in the right way. 3. By helpful publication—turning on the light. This Association should collect and publish from time to time data covering the material contributions that the Negroes are making towards their own education.

21). Anderson (1988) claimed that “many white landowners opposed black schooling on economic grounds because they believed that reading, writing, and arithmetic would make black workers discontented with unskilled and semiskilled farm labor” (p. 96). Some White southerners suggested that schools for African Americans were dangerous because they created hotbeds of arrogance and aggression, and tended to make African Americans idle and vicious and enabled them to compete with Whites. Furthermore, when African Americans insisted on establishing classical liberal courses of study in their schools, they were hungry for prestige and merely “imitating Whites” or “acting White” (Anderson, 1988).

College, has addressed an able letter in behalf of negro education to the constitutional convention which is now in session at Montgomery, Ala. Prof. Councill never fails to put in a manly plea for his race whenever he can. He deserves the thanks of the entire race. (American Star, 1901a) Also, the Colbert County Teachers’ Institute, of which G. W. , is discussing the advisability of the disfranchisement of the negroes in the state, and whereas there is a strong feeling favoring the elimination of the negro vote, Resolved that we disapprove of any such legislation as would indicate discrimination between the races.

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