ERIC Number: EJ878443
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
Educating for Success: The Legacy of an All-Black School in Southeast Kansas
Patterson, Jean A.; Mickelson, Kathryn A.; Petersen, Jan L.; Gross, Diane S.
Journal of Negro Education, v77 n4 p306-322 Fall 2008
The authors present findings from an oral history of the all-Black Douglass School, which existed in Parsons, Kansas from 1908-1958. The oral history of the school is significant for several reasons: (a) it adds to our understanding of segregated schools outside the South and northern urban centers, (b) the school was razed in 1962, and very little is left that attests to its existence, and (c) the cultural and educational practices of the school produced a large number of African Americans who through higher education were able to attain prestigious positions. Douglass School's success in educating African American children in the small city of Parsons, Kansas is relevant in today's educational context where many African American children continue to struggle academically.
Descriptors: African American Students, Oral History, Educational Practices, African American Achievement, African American History, African American Education, Educational History, Interviews, Alumni, Graduate Surveys, African American Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education, School Resegregation, Court Litigation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kansas