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Separate But Not Equal: The Dream and the Struggle Hardcover – January, 1998


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Grade 5 Up?With his knack for blending historical facts and thoughtful interpretation, Haskins offers an informative, close-up look at the course of black education in America. From colonial times to the present day, the text chronicles federal and state legislation, judicial rulings, and Supreme Court decisions that have both crippled and enhanced educational opportunities for African Americans. Although the 1954 Supreme Court ruling in Brown v. Board of Education legally ended the "separate but equal" doctrine that had prevailed in the United States since the Plessy v. Ferguson decision of 1896, activists in recent years still see inequality in public education that integration and busing have not erased. This factual account is enriched by biographical profiles of influential blacks and whites and by vivid descriptions of inequities, case studies, and trials. The social context and effects of legislation?from 18th-century slave codes, post-Civil War "Jim Crow" laws, and 20th-century civil rights challenges?are presented. This title fills a void in collections lacking nonfiction on public-school segregation and integration in America for this audience. Black-and-white photographs and reproductions of varying quality appear throughout. The well-spaced text, chronology of key events, selected lists for further reading, and index are effectively designed for research and readability.?Gerry Larson, Durham Magnet Center, Durham, NC
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Gr. 7^-10. Haskins begins with the dramatic confrontation at Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1957, and then goes back to trace the history of the African American struggle for equal rights to education, from the enforced illiteracy of slavery times to the present debate about affirmative action. In considerable detail, he discusses landmark cases, including those in South Carolina, Kansas, Delaware, and Virginia, and he presents the beliefs of such leaders as W. E. B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington. The style is sometimes dull, but the facts speak volumes, especially the statistics about the grossly different amounts spent on black and on white schools. Occasional photographs document the inequalities and the people who have struggled to change them. There's a useful chronology and a bibliography, but no footnotes. Hazel Rochman
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 and up
  • Lexile Measure: 1230L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic (January 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0590459104
  • ISBN-13: 978-0590459105
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.9 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,675,659 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on April 19, 2001
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To me this book is one of the best books i've ever read.This book is about the struggles of young african americans and their struggles with education.In 1957 they tried to get black students to go in a white school and they had to walk to school by a wall of soldiers.This book is also good because each chapter is a different story about another persons struggle. This is a very good book.
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If you want to know about black people fight for education in America from slavery to the early 90's this book is a great start. It has lots of historical events that led to black people attending schools and the struggles they encountered for being a different color from their white counterparts.
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By Simone Gray on April 2, 2013
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While reading this book my son asked so many great questions. I was proud to see that he was not only learning new things, but that he was able to understand what was going on in the book.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By J. Hatch-Skipper on January 11, 2007
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I use this book as a reading selection for my middle school students. It is a great read to teach the genre of historical non-fiction. My students enjoyed learning about the history of education for black Americans and it helped them to appreciate the educational opportunities that they participate in now as Americans.
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