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Title:'I Am Only One, but I Am One': *Southern African -American Women Schoolteachers, 1884--1954
Author(s):Littlefield, Valinda W.
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Barrett, James R.
Department / Program:History
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Education, History of
Abstract:African-American women schoolteachers played an important role in African-American communities. They applied innovative methods to relieve the conditions of an inadequate educational system and in the process made enormous contributions to their communities at large. Yet, their efforts met with indifference not only among contemporary whites but also among noted historians. The role of African-American women schoolteachers in the South remains an under-explored area. This study seeks to fill the void. It addresses the experiences of rural African-American women schoolteachers as a professional group within the context of institutional racism and oppression. It also examines their impact on the social, economic and political arenas of African-American communities.
Issue Date:2003
Description:219 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3086122
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2003

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