This is an enhanced digital version of Educating Harlem: A Century of Schooling and Resistance in a Black Community, Columbia University Press, 2019, edited by Ansley T. Erickson and Ernest Morrell. Over the course of the twentieth century, education was a key site for envisioning opportunities for African Americans, but the very schools they attended sometimes acted as obstacles to Black flourishing. Educating Harlem brings together a multidisciplinary group of scholars to provide a broad consideration of the history of schooling in perhaps the nation’s most iconic Black community. The volume traces the varied ways that Harlem residents defined and pursued educational justice for their children and community despite consistent neglect and structural oppression. Begin reading here.
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