ERIC Number: EJ848120
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: 27
Howard High School: Shall African Americans Take the Academic or Vocational Curriculum?
American Educational History Journal, v31 n2 p103-108 2004
The once all black Howard High School in Wilmington, Delaware, has had a long and interesting past. For more than a century, the high school attempted to maintain a strong academic core amidst pressure from the white community to become a vocational or "industrial" school, following the Tuskegee model. In this article, the author discusses the history of Howard High School and examines whether the academic or vocational focus made more sense for the graduates of Howard High School in the late school segregation period from the 1930s through the 1950s.
Descriptors: High Schools, School Segregation, African American Students, Vocational Education, Slavery, Federal Legislation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: High Schools
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Identifiers - Location: Delaware; North Carolina
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Brown v Board of Education