ERIC Number: ED097255
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
Reference Count: 0
A Study of the Types of Adult Education Existing in America for the Black Man 1860-1880. Final Report.
A critical review of traditional publications on the history of American education reveals an exclusion of the participation and contribution of blacks. This study covers the 20-year period during which the acquisition of an education was deemed by blacks as the most significant element for their survival as independent and productive citizens. Data for the study are gathered at national and state archives, research centers, and numerous predominantly black and white insitutions of higher education. A few of the topics of analysis are the extent to which the black man assisted in providing education for members of his race; the individuals and groups which provided education for the black adult and the methods utilized; the success of groups in opposition to the education of blacks; and the political, social, and economic reasons that generated efforts toward education of the black man. The data supports the conclusion that concerted efforts were made by blacks and benevolent whites to provide continuity in educational activities and ultimately to develop a viable education system. While education for black adults was initially rudimentary in nature, institutions of higher learning that were incipient during this period were invaluable to blacks in their acquisition of technical skills. (Author/KSM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Research Foundation.