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Garry, Vanessa – American Educational History Journal, 2018
As the early twentieth century's restrictive social policies and poor economic conditions relegated African Americans in St. Louis, Mo. to high poverty neighborhoods, parents were forced to enroll their children in substandard segregated schools. Meanwhile the African American population increased in size from 108,765 (11.4 percent) in 1940 to…
Descriptors: Community Education, Personal Narratives, African Americans, School Segregation
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Garry, Vanessa – American Educational History Journal, 2017
The discriminatory practices against African Americans during the Jim Crow era in St. Louis, Missouri did not deter Dr. Ruth Harris, the first African American female president of Stowe Teachers College (STC) in St. Louis, from accepting the challenge of leading the African American teachers' college from 1940 to 1954. Her appointment to President…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, African American Education, African American Teachers, African American Leadership