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ERIC Number: EJ1053744
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0046-760X
"Listen to the Voice of Reason": The "New Orleans Tribune" as Advocate for Public, Integrated Education
Melancon, Kristi Richard; Hendry, Petra Munro
History of Education, v44 n3 p293-315 2015
The "New Orleans Tribune" (1864-1870), the first black daily newspaper in the United States, was the singular text in the public South at its time to staunchly advocate for public, integrated education, anticipating the ruling of "Brown v. Board of Education," and arguing that separate education would always be synonymous with unequal education and would reinforce the mark of inferiority already placed upon blacks by slavery. This article argues that the "Tribune" grounded its argument against segregated education in logos-centred rhetoric that focused specifically on combating the dominant discourse of white supremacy and black inferiority embedded in the emerging ideology of scientific racism. The "Tribune" defended against the divisive rhetoric of the newly forming eugenics movement and instead posed public, integrated education as a necessary prerequisite to rebuilding a nation destroyed by the Civil War.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Louisiana
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Brown v Board of Education
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