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Schooling the Movement Wins 2024 Society of Professors of Education Outstanding Book Award

April 29, 2024 | by scpress

Editors Derrick P. Alridge, Jon N. Hale, and Tondra L. Loder-Jackson win a 2024 Society of Professors of Education Outstanding Book Award for Schooling the Movement: The Activism of Southern Black Educators from Reconstruction through the Civil Rights Era. The editors were honored during an awards ceremony at the Society of Professors of Education annual meeting on Saturday, April 13, 2024 in Philadelphia, PA. The award recognizes books that highlight the relationship between education and the social complexities in which schools are contextualized and foster inquiry into the history, current status, and future alternatives of teaching, learning, and education.

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.

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