Race, Education, Identity: Narratives of African American Education
We invite submissions for an forthcoming published collection of essays
exploring the complex relationship between African Americans and education in
the United States. In light of recent legal developments concerning
Affirmative Action, we seek to develop a genealogy of narratives exploring the
myriad ways education has impacted the formation of black identities (both
from within and without black communities) and the ways African Americans have
shaped—and continue to shape—national narratives of education.
We welcome essays from a wide range of disciplines ranging in historical focus from the early years of African American literacy to the present day. We are
particularly interested in essays that consider touchstone issues such as the
largely unquestioned link between African American literacy and empowerment,
the means through which African Americans have pushed back against oppressive
or exclusive models of education, the legacies of Brown vs. Board of education
and the ongoing cultural debate over Affirmative Action.
If interested, please send a c.v. and a 1-2 page abstract by May 30th to both Anna Mae Duane and Eve Dunbar at the email addresses provided.
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