It’s a sin to waste Black talent
An estimated 38 thousand Black educators and administrators in public schools were fired in the South after the Brown v Board of Education decision in 1954. This episode highlights the rich past of Black education through the research of professor Michele Foster, best known for interviewing Black teachers who taught in the ‘50s. Michele is in conversation with one of her former PhD students, Tryphenia Peele Eady.
Michele Foster, Black Teachers on Teachinghttps://www.amazon.com/Black-Teachers-Teaching-Press-Education/dp/156584453X
Michele Foster, “Why Seek The Living Among the Dead?” African American Pedagogical Excellence: Exemplar Practice for Teacher Education https://www.researchgate.net/publication/323751845_Why_Seek_the_Living_Among_the_Dead_African_American_Pedagogical_Excellence_Exemplar_Practice_for_Teacher_Education
David S. Cecelski, Along Freedom Roadhttps://uncpress.org/book/9780807844373/along-freedom-road/
Sonya Ramsey, Reading, Writing, and Segregation: A Century of Black Women Teachers in Nashvillehttps://www.amazon.com/-/es/Sonya-Ramsey/dp/0252032292/ref=sr_1_3?__mk_es_US=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&crid=3D3FS57PY6NZ0&keywords=sonya+ramsey&qid=1646431991&s=books&sprefix=sonya+ramsey%2Cstripbooks%2C73&sr=1-3
Vanessa Siddle Walker, Their Highest Potential, An African American School Community in The Segregated South https://www.amazon.com/Their-Highest-Potential-Community-Segregated/dp/0807845817
Vanesaa Siddle Walker, The Lost Education of Horace Tate: Uncovering the Hidden Heroes Who Fought for Justice in Schools
Vanessa Siddel Walker, Hello Professor: A Black Principal and Professional Leadership in the Segregated South https://www.amazon.com/Lost-Education-Horace-Tate-Uncovering/dp/1620971054
Gloria Ladson Billings, Culturally Relevant Pedagogy: Asking a Different Question https://www.amazon.com/Culturally-Relevant-Pedagogy-Sustaining-Pedagogies/dp/0807765910
Video of Ruby Foresyth https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SSpNj7LdZU&t=174s
This podcast is brought to you with the generous support from The Walton Family Foundation.
Aimée Eubanks Davis is the host. This series is produced by Priscilla Alabi and Kristen Lepore. Priscilla Alabi is the producer. Kristen Lepore is the supervising producer. Story editing is by Jackie Danziger. Story consulting by Sonya Ramsey. Sound design and mixing by Andrea Kristinsdóttir. Music by Hansdale Hsu. Additional music by Andrea Kristinsdóttir. Additional engineering from Ivan Kuraev. Executive producers are Stephanie Wittles Wachs and Jessica Cordova Kramer. Special Thanks to Liz Thompson, Meredith Moore, Acasia Wilson Feinberg and Maya Thompson.
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