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Desegregation of the New York City Schools: A Story of the Silk Stocking Sisters

Theresa J. Canada
Format
Book
Published
New York : Peter Lang, 2018.
Language
English
ISBN
9781433157370, 9781433157387, 9781433157394, 9781433157400
Summary
" Desegregation of the New York City Schools: A Story of The Silk Stocking Sisters was written to finally shed light on efforts made by an urban public school to meet the challenges of equal education opportunity in the North. The Silk Stocking Sisters tells the story of the desegregation of PS 6, an elite New York City Public School, through the narratives of seven of the girls who desegregated the school. While all of the names within each narrative have been changed, this is my story as well as the stories of my elementary school classmates. This book provides a chapter explaining the history of PS 6 and this time period. There are chapters that describe the contrast between Northern and Southern school desegregation, and the psychological and emotional impact these events have had throughout the lives of the girls in the narratives. The book concludes by discussing the socio-political issue of economic inequality and education. In a society where women still earn less than men, obtaining an education and earning a living is important for women and women of color in particular. Finally, this book addresses the dilemma of the re-segregation of public schools"--
Contents
  • The Silk Stocking School
  • Schools up South
  • Select a student
  • Rise to thrive: Evelyn
  • Brains and brave: Monique
  • Black power princess: Imani
  • Slick and sassy: Regina
  • School secrets: Summer
  • Social solitude: Janine
  • Pretty rough and tough: Latasha
  • Northerly versus southerly
  • Of Heart and mind
  • Education or bust
  • Now is the future.
Description
viii, 190 pages ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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