School Segregation in Western North Carolina

School Segregation in Western North Carolina

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Although African Americans make up a small portion of the population of western North Carolina, they have contributed much to the area's physical and cultural landscape. This enlightening study surveys the region's segregated black schools from Reconstruction through integration and reveals the struggles, achievements, and ultimate victory of a unified community intent on achieving an adequate education for its children. The book documents the events that initially brought blacks into Appalachia, early efforts to educate black children, the movement to acquire and improve schools, and the long.a€œWe read Negro poetry and grew to love ita€”poems by Langston Hughes, James W. Johnson, and Paul Lawrence Dunbar. ... a€œThat is something that is lost for our kids now, and that is sad.a€ Others also ... There was softball and basketball.

Title:School Segregation in Western North Carolina
Author: Betty Jamerson Reed
Publisher:McFarland - 2011-09-01

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