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ERIC Number: ED425102
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
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"Why Is There So Much Hate in People's Hearts?": African-American Students Interpret the Integration Struggle in Little Rock, Arkansas, 1957.
Fehn, Bruce; Flowers, Lamont; Jones, Elsie
This study represents an attempt to address a gap in the research knowledge regarding how African Americans respond when provided an opportunity to interpret, analyze, and evaluate significant historical episodes in the struggle against race-based oppression and for racial equality. The study reports on what happened when a class of 16 African-American high school students interpreted the struggle to integrate Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1957. The study results, while tentative and preliminary, suggest African-American history powerfully sparked the interest and historical understanding of one class of African-American teenagers. The study was conducted with 16 subjects enrolled in an African-American history course at a large, urban high school in the midwest. Primary sources associated with the dramatic efforts to desegregate Central High School were presented to the students. The lesson plan employed in the study is provided in an appendix. (EH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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