In Teaching Equality, Adam Fairclough provides an overview of the ermous contributions made by African American teachers to the black freedom movement in the United States. Beginning with the close of the Civil War, when the efforts of the slave regime to prevent black literacy meant that blacks ...associated education with liberation, Fairclough explores the development of educational ideals in the black community up through the years of the civil rights movement. He reveals the complicated lives of these educators who, in the face of a prejudice-based social order and a history of oppression, sustained and inspired the minds and hearts of generations of black Americans.
Adam Fairclough is the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Chair of History and Culture of the United States at Leiden University. His books include Martin Luther King, Jr., To Redeem the Soul of America, Teaching Equality, Race and Democracy, and The Star Creek Papers (all available from Georgia).