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ERIC Number: ED359317
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Oct-18
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
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Charting the Course of Lifelong Learning for Blacks.
Morton, Shirley T.
This overview of the history of lifelong learning for African Americans is in a chart format. Lifelong learning events are matched with social and historical events and with black adult educators and black adult education-related institutions. The chart begins with slavery around 1800, a time when slaves were forbidden to learn how to read. It highlights organizations that provided educational opportunities of various kinds during the 1800s and continues through events of the abolition crusade and emancipation proclamation. These post-Civil War lifelong learning events are then charted: industrial training schools; settlement house movement; musical, literacy, and artistic events sponsored by black women's organizations; and farmers conferences. The role of Booker T. Washington is emphasized. Turn-of-the-century highlights include the Atlanta Conferences for the study of the Negro problem; the Negro Liberation Movement from 1901-10; Niagara Movement; and George Washington Carver's Agriculture Movable School. The chart covers these 20th-century events: founding of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and National Urban League; New Negro Movement; Harlem Renaissance; buying power movement; Congress of Racial Equality; Civil Rights Movement; and creation of the Kvanzaa holiday. A 34-item selected bibliography of adult education for African Americans is appended. (YLB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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