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We Are an African People Independent Education, Black Power, and the Radical Imagination

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ISBN-10: 0199861471

ISBN-13: 9780199861477

Edition: 2015

Authors: Russell Rickford

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In the wake of the Brown v. Board decision, many towns especially in the South but throughout the nation set up segregation academies, private schools to which the desegregation ruling did not apply. Those parents looking to avoid the civil rights movement and busing found refuge in the so-called seg academies. What is much less known is that in the 1960s and 1970s, black parents too began seeking alternatives to integrated schools. Articulating a desire for a black studies curriculum, black staff, culturally relevant pedagogy, African American autonomy, and neighborhood pride, they founded and sent their children to private, nationalistic "liberation schools" in inner cities nationwide.…    
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Book details

List price: $44.99
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/11/2016
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 400
Size: 9.30" wide x 6.40" long x 1.20" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Russell Rickford is an Assistant Professor of History at Dartmouth University. He is the author of a biography of Dr Betty Shabazz, Malcolm X's wife.