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Another Generation Almost Forgotten

reviewed by Theresa J. Canada - June 05, 2006

coverTitle: Another Generation Almost Forgotten
Author(s): Jefferson Wiggins
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation, Philadelphia
ISBN: 1413404138, Pages: 239, Year: 2003
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Not your typical education text, the memoir of Jefferson Wiggins indicates how one life can be impacted by education. The author wants his readers to understand his educational journey during a time when opportunities for poor black men in America were limited. The story begins with his early childhood experience with racism, poverty and illiteracy. A traumatic incident of racism faced by his family especially affected the author’s interpersonal relationship with his father.  These factors led him to enlist in the Army before the age of 18. As a result of his position as a member of the armed service, Jefferson Wiggins met a librarian, Anna Marie Merrill who guided his learning process. Along with his mother, Mama Essie, Mrs. Merrill is seen as a key figure throughout the book. The primary focus of the book details how a young black man from such harsh beginnings becomes a commissioned military... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: June 05, 2006
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12527, Date Accessed: 4/3/2020 11:45:30 PM

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  • Theresa Canada
    Western Connecticut State University
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    THERESA J. CANADA has served as an Associate Professor in the Education and Educational Psychology Department at Western Connecticut State University since September 1992. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Social Foundations, Human Development, Educational Research and Counselor Education. Her educational background includes a B.A. and Ed.D. from The University of Rochester, a M.A. and M.Ed. from Columbia University, Teachers College. Certifications and licenses include N, K 1-6 Teacher, School District Administrator, National Certified Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor (CT) and Distance Certified Counselor (DCC). Research interests include: cultural diversity in teacher education and counselor education programs, multicultural education, early childhood and adolescent development, equity and urban education. Current projects include a book about the desegregation of the New York City Public Schools during the 1960ís as seen through the life experiences of 9 black women.
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