The Journal of Negro Education

The Journal of Negro Education is an academic journal focusing on African American education

Articles from Vol. 74, No. 2, Spring

A League of Willing Workers: The Impact of Northern Philanthropy, Virginia Estelle Randolph and the Jeanes Teachers in Early Twentieth-Century Virginia
Improvements in southern African American schools and communities in early 20th century Virginia came with the assistance of philanthropic organizations. The Jeanes Fund, in its own right and as a conduit for other philanthropic agencies, helped solve...
Bridging the Gap in Early Library Education History for African Americans: The Negro Teacher-Librarian Training Program (1936-1939)
The development of a little-known library education program during the pre-Brown v. Board and pre-civil rights era is explored in detail. Scarcely noted in the literature, the program was hosted on four historically Black colleges and university (HBCU)...
Exploring the Literature of Fact: Children's Nonfiction Trade Books in the Elementary Classroom
Exploring the Literature of Fact: Children's Nonfiction Trade Books in the Elementary Classroom, by Barbara Moss. New York: The Guilford Press, 2003, $23.00, paperback.More than ever before, teachers have a number of nonfiction books available to them...
Guest Editorial: A Tribute to Dr. Mahmoud Gudarzi
For approximately eighteen years, 1986-2004, the late Dr. Mahmoud Gudarzi was a valuable staff member with The Journal of Negro Education, serving in dual capacities as Circulation Manager and Editorial Assistant. His able work far exceeded the job descriptions...
Jeremiah B. Sanderson: Educator and Organizer for the Rights of "Colored Citizens" in Early California
Jeremiah B. Sanderson, a free, New Bedford-educated Black man who was active within the abolitionist movement in the Northeast, moved to California during the Gold Rush era and became one of the most influential spokesmen and educators in the state....
Mary S. Peake and Charlotte L. Forten: Black Teachers during the Civil War and Reconstruction
This historical, archival discourse examines the teaching lives of Mary S. Peake and Charlotte L. Forten during the Civil War and Reconstruction through a limited life history approach. Particular significance of this work encompasses the use of archival...
School Choice and the Standpoint of African American Mothers: Considering the Power of Positionality
Scholars, educators, and reformers continue to debate the merit of school-choice reform. In this article, the author marshals in-depth interview data from low-income and working-class African American mothers to describe how they engage in the educational...
The 2004 Charles H. Thompson Lecture-Colloquium Presentation: No Child Left Behind: Opportunities and Threats
While No Child Left Behind (NCLB) moves toward proficiency in basic-skills development and in some ways represents progress toward equity, the plan ultimately shrinks the notion of educational excellence for all children, occasioning fallacies but not...
The Perceived Barriers to Integration in the Mississippi Delta
This article identifies the barriers to educational integration in one Mississippi Delta town. Throughout the Mississippi Delta region, there are predominantly White private academies located in close proximity to predominantly Black public schools....
The Virtual High School: Teaching Generation V
The Virtual High School: Teaching Generation V, by Andrew Zucker, Robert Kozma, Louise Yarnall, Camille Marder & Associates. New York: Teachers College Press, 2003, 160 pp., $19.95, paperback, $44.00 hardcover.The Virtual High School: Teaching Generation...
What African American Parents Want Educators to Know
What African American Parents Want Educators to Know, by Gail L. Thompson. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 2003. 232 pp., $64.95 hardcover.Far too long, the voices of African American parents/guardians have been ignored and misunderstood. Because of...
What Makes Racial Diversity Work in Higher Education: Academic Leaders Present Successful Policies and Strategies
What Makes Racial Diversity Work in Higher Education: Academic Leaders Present Successful Policies and Strategies, edited by Frank W. Hale, Jr. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing, 2004, 336 pp., $23.95, paperback.Frank W. Hale, Jr.'s edited volume provides...