Schoolhouse Activists

African American Educators and the Long Birmingham Civil Rights Movement

Tondra L. Loder-Jackson
eISBN-13: 9781438458625

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Schoolhouse Activists examines the role that African American educators played in the Birmingham, Alabama, civil rights movement from the late nineteenth century to the present day. Drawing on multiple perspectives from education, history, and sociology, Tondra L. Loder-Jackson revisits longstanding debates about whether these educators were friends or foes of the civil rights movement. She also uses Black feminist thought and the life course perspective to illuminate the unique and often clandestine brand of activism that these teachers cultivated. The book will serve as a resource for current educators and their students grappling with contemporary struggles for educational justice.

ISBNs 9781438458601, 1438458622, 9781438458625
Language English
Number of Pages 272