A Political Education: Black Politics and Education Reform Since the 1960s

Lecture Description

This lecture explores transformations in Black politics, shifts in education organizing, and the racial politics of education reform from the 1960s into the 21st century. It tells the story of Black students, educators, parents, and activists’ community-based strategies to improve education beginning during the 1960s, as support for desegregation transformed into community control, experimental schooling models that predated charter schools, and Black teachers’ organizing that challenged the teachers’ union. The lecture uses examples from Chicago to tell a national story that makes connections between history and current problems with racism in education today.

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African American Education

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Elizabeth Todd-Breland

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