Living Legacies—Black Women in Higher Education, Post-1954

Stephanie Y. Evans

in Black Women in the Ivory Tower, 1850–1954

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print May 2008 | ISBN: 9780813032689
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813039299 | DOI:
Living Legacies—Black Women in Higher Education, Post-1954

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This chapter examines and reflects on the college access for African American women after the 1954 Supreme Court Brown v. Board of education decision. The chapter also discusses the limitations and shortcomings of the philosophies and pedagogies of the thought of black women, particularly the thoughts and ideas of black educators like Cooper and Bethune. Chapter 10 also attempts to identify the valuable lessons that can be derived from the exemplifications displayed by black women's experiences and ideas which can have a significant impact on the educators of today.

Keywords: college access; African American women; limitations; philosophies; black educators; ideas

Chapter.  9426 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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