ERIC Number: EJ456601
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1992
African-American Conceptions of Literacy: A Historical Perspective.
Harris, Violet J.
Theory into Practice, v31 n4 p276-86 Fall 1992
Sociohistorical analysis of literacy among African Americans notes that acquiring access to literacy has involved continuous struggle against unrelenting opposition from most segments of society. The article traces conceptions of literacy held by African Americans from 1700-1992, concluding that lessons from the past provide insight into current conditions. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A