Education in Black and White : Myles Horton and the Highlander Center's vision for social justice
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Published
Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2021].
ISBN
9780520302051, 0520302052
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ix, 369 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Published
Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2021].
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Book
Language
English
ISBN
9780520302051, 0520302052

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description
"How Myles Horton and the Highlander Folk School catalyzed social justice and democratic education. For too long, the story of life-changing teacher and activist Myles Horton has escaped the public spotlight. An inspiring and humble leader whose work influenced the Civil Rights Movement, Horton helped thousands of marginalized people gain greater control over their lives. Born and raised in early twentieth-century Tennessee, Horton was appalled by the disrespect and discrimination that was heaped on poor people-both black and white-throughout Appalachia. He resolved to create a place, available to all, where regular people could talk to each other, learn from one another, and get to the heart of issues of class and race and right and wrong. And so in 1932, Horton cofounded the Highlander Folk School, smack in the middle of Tennessee. Education in Black and White is the first biography of Myles Horton in 25 years and focuses, in particular, on the educational theories and strategies he first developed at Highlander to serve the interests of the poor, the marginalized, and the oppressed. His personal vision became an essential influence on everyone from Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr., to Eleanor Roosevelt and Congressman John Lewis. Stephen Preskill chronicles how Myles Horton gained influence as an advocate for organized labor, an activist for civil rights, a supporter of Appalachian self-empowerment, an architect of an international popular education network, and a champion for direct democracy, showing how the example he set remains education's last best hope today"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Preskill, S. (2021). Education in Black and White: Myles Horton and the Highlander Center's vision for social justice . University of California Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Preskill, Stephen, 1950-. 2021. Education in Black and White: Myles Horton and the Highlander Center's Vision for Social Justice. University of California Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Preskill, Stephen, 1950-. Education in Black and White: Myles Horton and the Highlander Center's Vision for Social Justice University of California Press, 2021.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Preskill, Stephen. Education in Black and White: Myles Horton and the Highlander Center's Vision for Social Justice University of California Press, 2021.

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