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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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Jim Crow’s children: the broken promise of the Brown decision 

Title: Jim Crow's children : the broken promise of the Brown decision Author: Peter Irons Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2004 Check it out! KF4155 .I75 2004 From the publisher: In 1954 the U.S. Supreme Court sounded the death knell for school segregation with its decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. …

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Revisiting the Civil Rights movement through multicultural children’s books 

With Martin Luther King Jr. Day recently past, I thought it was quite fitting that I came upon two picture books, Freedom on the Menu: the Greensboro Sit-Ins by Carole Boston Weatherford (Call no. PZ7.W3535 Fr 2005) and Freedom Summer by Deborah Wiles (Call no. PZ7.W6474 Fr 2001, both …

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The Delicate Balance 

When she appeared on our Evanston doorstep the morning my parents left for the West Coast, I thought we were in for big trouble: Keyes was as wide as our refrigerator and wore gold-rimmed, granny glasses on the brim of her nose as black as molasses. Like everyone else, we never knew her first name. …

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