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ERIC Number: EJ1216638
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-2984
The Journey of an African American Teacher before and after "Brown v. Board of Education"
Lash, Martha; Ratcliffe, Monica
Journal of Negro Education, v83 n3 p327-337 Sum 2014
The percentage of African American educators in the U.S. has declined over the past 65 years while the public school populations have become more diverse. Reasons for this decline are posited from a review of the literature, including "Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka Kansas," and the expanded opportunities for African Americans during this time period. To better understand and gain insights into possible reasons for the decline in African American educators, an oral history was completed of Miss Eileen Miller (1921-2010). Miss Miller, an African American teacher from Wheeling, West Virginia, taught in that city before, during, and after school desegregation. A discussion of her remembrances is situated in the literature and illuminates her life and career. While much is gained from the literature during the period, Miss Miller's story may well stand as an exemplar of the desegregation experience and as such deserves a place in the history as a talented educator who gracefully and powerfully managed her teaching career through many changes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: West Virginia
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Brown v Board of Education
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