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Author Preskill, Stephen, 1950- author.

Title Education in black and white : Myles Horton and the Highlander Center's vision for social justice / Stephen Preskill
Published Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2021]


Description 1 online resource (ix, 369 pages) : illustrations
Contents Prologue: The Highlander fire of 2019 -- Introduction -- 1 Beginnings -- 2 The lessons of ozone -- 3 Graduate education and Denmark's folk schools -- 4 Highlander's beginnings -- 5 Building a more stable Highlander -- 6 Zilphia Horton and Highlander's "Singing Army" -- 7 Racial equality within the union movement -- 8 The white supremacist versus the social egalitarian -- 9 Mrs. Parks goes to Highlander -- 10 The citizenship school on Johns Island -- 11 Highlander and SNCC -- 12 From civil rights to Appalachia -- 13 Leadership and research in Ivanhoe -- 14 Myles Horton, internationalist -- 15 We make the road by walking -- Epilogue
Summary "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
Analysis Black Lives Matter
Eleanor Roosevelt
Great Depression
Highlander Folk School
Martin Luther King
Myles Horton
Paolo Friere
Rosa Parks
anti intellectualism
civil rights
cross cultural
economic injustice
labor rights
social justice
union members
untold story
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-353) and index
Notes In English
Description based on online resource; title from resource home page (ProQuest Ebook Central, viewed October 13, 2021)
Subject Horton, Myles, 1905-1990.
SUBJECT Horton, Myles, 1905-1990 fast
Subject Highlander Folk School (Monteagle, Tenn.)
Highlander Research and Education Center (Knoxville, Tenn.)
SUBJECT Highlander Folk School (Monteagle, Tenn.) fast
Highlander Research and Education Center (Knoxville, Tenn.) fast
Subject School administrators -- Tennessee -- Monteagle -- Biography
Social justice and education.
Adult education -- Social aspects -- Tennessee
HISTORY / Social History
Adult education -- Social aspects
School administrators
Social justice and education
Tennessee -- Monteagle
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2020035404
ISBN 0520972317