Published: May 4 2023
Size: 6 x 9
Illustrations: 8 b&w halftones, 1 table
African American Studies
Schooling the Movement
The Activism of Southern Black Educators from Reconstruction through the Civil Rights Era
edited by Derrick P. Alridge, Jon N. Hale, and Tondra L. Loder-Jackson
A fresh examination of teacher activism during the civil rights movements
Southern Black educators were central contributors and activists in the civil rights movement. They contributed to the movement through their classrooms, schools, universities, and communities. Drawing on oral history interviews and archival research, Schooling the Movement examines the pedagogical activism and vital contributions of Black teachers throughout the Black freedom struggle. By illuminating teachers' activism during the long civil rights movement, the editors and contributors connect the past with the present, contextualizing teachers' longstanding role as advocates for social justice. Schooling the Movement moves beyond the prevailing understanding that activism was defined solely by litigation and direct-action forms of protest. The contributors broaden our conceptions of what it meant to actively take part in or contribute to the civil rights movement.
Derrick P. Alridge is Philip J. Gibson Professor of Education and an affiliate faculty member in the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American and African Studies at the University of Virginia.
Jon N. Hale is associate professor of education and educational history at the University of llinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Tondra L. Loder-Jackson is professor of educational foundations, history, and African American studies at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.