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The Negro and the Schools

reviewed by L. D. Haskew - 1954

coverTitle: The Negro and the Schools
Author(s): Harry S. Ashmore
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Few football fans get much kick out of Saturday morning's sports pages on Saturday night after the scores are in. The Negro and the Schools might seem to fall in the same category. It was published prior to May 17, 1954, the day on which the United States Supreme Court announced the "score" in one contest, the battle to remove Constitutional blessing from racially segregated public schools. Why read a book about a contest that is over? Perhaps the most telling tribute to Mr. Ashmore and his more than forty co-laborers is that their work is as timely in these post-decision days as it was in April. They define a problem—define it in broad strokes but with amazingly successful attention to details. And the problem they choose to reveal is the basic one—that of accomplishing a social change in an environment made up of myriad opposing forces. The Negro and the Schools... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 56 Number 1, 1954, p. 48-48
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 4734, Date Accessed: 10/19/2019 10:00:30 PM

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