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Zaino, Karen – American Educational History Journal, 2019
In this article, inspired by Toni Morrison's evocative description of places that are "never going away" and events that "will happen again," the author explores the historical legacies of racism, law enforcement, and educational inequality in Covington, Kentucky. The author argues that these legacies can best be understood by…
Descriptors: State History, Racial Bias, Law Enforcement, Equal Education
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Barber, Marlin – American Educational History Journal, 2018
When examining the efforts of African Americans to create and operate viable primary and secondary schools from 1865 to 1870 in Kentucky, it is difficult to not contemplate what potentially might have been had national support for the Black transition from enslavement to freedom not waned. W.E.B. Dubois and several subsequent historians concluded…
Descriptors: Slavery, African Americans, Elementary Schools, Secondary Schools
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Cousins, James P. – American Educational History Journal, 2014
Reverend Horace Holley, a New England-born, Yale-educated, Unitarian minister from Boston, was offered the presidency of Transylvania University in the town of Lexington, Kentucky, in 1817. He investigated the opportunity by way of a "tour of inquiry," a circuitous route west through notable "literary establishments" of the…
Descriptors: College Presidents, Educational History, Clergy, Self Concept
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Day, Richard E.; DeVries, Lindsey N. – American Educational History Journal, 2012
This article will consider the career of Massillon Alexander Cassidy, a Progressive Era school superintendent in Lexington, Kentucky, 1886-1928. The authors' review of school board records, personal letters, newspapers, and scholarly accounts, presents a rich outline of one man's career in public education that is illustrative of how progressive…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Reputation, Public Education, Career Development
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Hyndman, June; Cleveland, Roger; Huffman, Tyler – American Educational History Journal, 2010
From 1945 to 1980, school districts across the United States decreased the number of schools through consolidation. With the advent of geographic software, it is possible to map schools across time and analyze patterns of school openings, closings, and consolidation. In this study, one Southeastern Kentucky district was selected as a pilot for…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Small Schools, Consolidated Schools, Community Schools
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Hyndman, June Overton – American Educational History Journal, 2009
Schools are public entities that reflect the inequalities of communities; inequalities in race, gender, and socioeconomic status. Public schools privilege males through power in leadership positions such as the principalship. This privilege is historically ingrained in the public school structure and invisible to stakeholders. This article…
Descriptors: Democracy, Sex Fairness, Gender Differences, Instructional Leadership