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Today in History: Brown versus Board of Education 

Did you know that the Negro Education Club was alive and well at Teachers College in the 1920s? Mable Carney, Teachers College alumna and Head of the Department of Rural Education, 1917-1941, advocated for race relations? Or that Marion Thompson Wright, TC student, was the first Black historian to receive a doctorate at Columbia -- in 1941? An institution …

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Black: A New Everett Cafe Book Display 

I was a little more than shocked when a promising, young Southern researcher, in her pursuit of archival materials on the College's educational involvement in Peru, asked if I happened to know "when Columbia. specifically Teachers College, was officially desegregated." What?! Segregation at Teachers College seemed to me a very foreign concept, indeed one that …

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Educating our Black children : new directions and radical approaches 

Title: Educating our Black children : new directions and radical approaches Author :  Richard Majors (Ed) Publisher: London   New York : Routledge/Falmer Call number: LC2806.G7 E39 2001 From the Publisher: Exclusion and miseducation of black children is endemic in the US and UK. This book takes a long, hard look at the two countries and uncovers what they can learn from each other in their approaches to tackling this problem. The material …

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The Black power movement 

Title: The Black power movement : rethinking the civil rights-Black power era Author :  Peniel E. Joseph (Ed) Publisher: New York : Routledge Call number: E185.61 .B6 2006 From the Publisher: Peniel Joseph has compiled a wonderful collection of essays pertaining to the Black Power Movement (BPM) and how the BPM was much more than …

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The warmth of other suns: the epic story of America’s great migration 

Title: The warmth of other suns : the epic story of America's great migration Author: Isabel Wilkerson Publisher: New York : Random House, c2010 Check it out! E185.6 .W685 2010 From the publisher: In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the …

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Yo’ mama’s disfunktional! : fighting the culture wars in urban America 

Title: Yo' mama's disfunktional! : fighting the culture wars in urban America. Author :  Robin D.G. Kelley Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press Call number:   E185.86 .K45 1997 From the Publisher: In this vibrant, thought-provoking book, Kelley, "the preeminent historian of black popular culture writing today" (Cornel West) shows how the multicolored urban working class is the solution to the ills of American cities. He undermines widespread misunderstandings of black culture and …

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