Voices in Exile Jamaican Texts of the 18th and 19th Centuries (PDF Download)

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About The Book: A Glimpse Into History

You’re about to immerse yourself in “The Price They Paid: Desegregation in an African American Community”, a book that brings to light the real experiences of African American students during the era of desegregation. This work focuses on a particular community in Alabama, painting a vivid picture of both the progress made and the substantial costs borne by those who had their educational world upended.

Historical Context and Personal Narratives

Among its pages, you’ll find a personal letter from Dr. William Hooper Councill along with speeches from George Washington Trenholm—two pivotal figures who fought for quality education for African American children when separation was the norm. It doesn’t stop there; this book gives you an insider perspective on life within segregated schools, complete with interviews from alumni who felt a familial warmth in their nurturing educational environments.

The Real Impact of Segregation and Desegregation

Your journey through this narrative will bring you face-to-face with stories that reveal how skin color and race were once used as tools for preferential treatment—and how these practices left lasting scars. You’ll hear directly from parents and students who lived through these changes, giving you an authentic understanding of their struggles against racial discrimination.

An Educational Blueprint for Today’s World

This isn’t just history—it’s a lesson for now. “The Price They Paid” provides a critical examination of unfulfilled promises following school desegregation efforts, laying out insights crucial for ensuring we offer every child a quality 21st-century education.

Book Details:
Item Weight: 7.2 ounces
Paperback: 144 pages
ISBN-10: 080774235X
ISBN-13: 978-0807742358
Dimensions: 6.25 x 0.25 x 9 inches
Publisher: Teachers College Press (July 25, 2002)
Language: English

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