Education in the Segregated South: A Determined African American Culture

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Washington DC, USA, 1951. Student traffic controllers are waiting to be deployed at an intersection in Washington DC. (Photo iStockphoto/NNPA)

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia

During segregation, Black schools in the South focused on building an environment of success for community children.

Educator, activist and youth worker Derrick R. Brooms said Black schools served multiple purposes – particularly during the Jim Crow era.

“There are ways in which some Black schools during that era serv...

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