The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

Non-GC Events

02-05 An Educator’s Commitment: Harlem, Black Parents, and Teacher Unionism, 1930-2012

Wednesday, February 5, 4-6pm

306 Russell Hall, Teachers College

Reception to follow

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Part of  the scholarly conference series Educating Harlem: Histories of Learning and Schooling in an American Community 




Public Lecture given by Jonna Perrillo, Associate Professor at the University of Texas at El Paso and Author of Uncivil Rights: Teachers, Unions, and Race in the Battle for School Equity. The book deals with a wealth of research showing that minority students continue to receive an unequal education and talks about the complex and often conflicted relationship between teachers and civil rights activists.

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