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ERIC Number: EJ1284846
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2021-Feb
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0018-2680
"Hell Is Popping Here in South Carolina": Orangeburg County Black Teachers and Their Community in the Immediate Post-"Brown" Era
Cunningham, Candace
History of Education Quarterly, v61 n1 p35-62 Feb 2021
When the South Carolina legislature created the anti-NAACP oath in 1956, teachers across the state lost their positions. But it was the dismissal of twenty-one teachers at the Elloree Training School that captured the attention of the NAACP and Black media outlets. In the years following Brown v. Board of Education, South Carolina's Black and White communities went head-to-head in the battle over White supremacy versus expanded civil rights. The desegregation movement in 1955 and 1956 placed Black teachers' activism in the spotlight--activism that mirrored what was happening in their community. This largely unknown episode of civil rights activism demonstrates that Black teachers were willing to serve not only as behind-the-scenes supporters in the equal education struggle but as frontline activists. Furthermore, it shows that South Carolina was an integral site of the long civil rights movement
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Carolina
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Brown v Board of Education
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