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Unique Needs of a Special Population


by Gwendolyn J. Cooke 1979

While there is a dearth of research and writing on the gifted of the black population, black Americans have historically asserted that there are among them those whose talents and gifts should be identified and nurtured. Foremost among twentieth century advocates of this persuasion was W. E. B. DuBois. Although he articulated an educational philosophy proposing that all blacks should receive an education that would permit them to make their daily bread at an honest skilled job, DuBois's theory of the "Talented Tenth" more accurately became the heart of his philosophy.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 78, No. 1.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 80 Number 5, 1979, p. 388-394
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 21577, Date Accessed: 10/23/2017 10:21:07 PM

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