Date of Submission

Spring 2012

Academic Program

American Studies

Project Advisor 1

Myra Armstead

Abstract/Artist's Statement

The senior project explore the history of black education in light of integration. It is an overview of the question of integrated schooling as it was historically more complex than the key 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision would lead one to believe. In that decision, integration was ruled to be good and a continuation of segregation in schools was rejected as bad as it promoted education inequalities, which lead to economic and social inequalities. It uses DuBois’ views on the issue integration to contextualize the history. He took more than abstract principles of ideal race relations into account. DuBois was interested in effective education for black as well, but his ideas of effective education were not satisfied in white institutions, given the hostile racial intercourse between whites and blacks at his time.

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