history of schools for Negroes in the District of Columbia, 1807-1947.
Read Online

history of schools for Negroes in the District of Columbia, 1807-1947.

  • 280 Want to read
  • ·
  • 48 Currently reading

Published by Catholic Univ. of America Press in Washington .
Written in English



  • Washington (D.C.)


  • African Americans -- Education -- Washington (D.C.),
  • African Americans -- Washington (D.C.),
  • Education -- Washington (D.C.)

Book details:

Edition Notes

Other titlesSchools for Negroes in the District of Columbia, 1807-1947.
LC ClassificationsLC2802.D65 D3
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 287 p.
Number of Pages287
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL195006M
LC Control Numbera 49003675

Download history of schools for Negroes in the District of Columbia, 1807-1947.


A school for white boys located in the Harlow Building at the nortwest corner of Cameron and Royal Streets in Alexandria. Dunbar High (Preparatory) The first high school in the city for any race. It was begun in as Prepatory High School for blacks. A “Negro History Week Roundtable” featured educators primarily from the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia. Given the prominence and activism of the black communities in these two locales, they serve as a representative sample for how “the movement,” as it was commonly labeled, impacted black communities. Free Negroes in the District of Columbia, Letitia Woods Brown Snippet view - Schools in the District of Columbia have been fully integrated. And Maryland, Delaware, West Virginia, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Kentucky each report at le Negro children attending schools with white students, according to the Southern School News, a publication of the Southern Education Reporting Service.

By the end of nine of the 17 states and the District of Columbia had begun integration of their school systems. Another five states had some integrated schools by The states mostly fell back on stopgap measures or on pupil-placement laws, which assigned students to schools ostensibly on nonracial grounds. The Book of Negroes Resource Bank Contents: click image for close-up In , British troops under the command of General Billy Howe captured New York City. The city continued to . When Rayford W. Logan’s astute history of Howard University appeared in , Logan was in a unique position to analyze one of the nation’s most prominent African American colleges. He had recently completed nearly thirty years at Howard as a history professor, living and teaching through almost a third of the school’s first century. Howard University, founded in , was a magnet for professors and students and would become the "capstone of Negro education" by The Preparatory School for Colored Youth, the city's first public high school, attracted college-bound students and teachers, many with advanced degrees.

  Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka was a landmark Supreme Court case in which the justices ruled unanimously that racial segregation of children in public schools was unconstitutional. Composition and enrollment. District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) consists of of the public elementary and secondary schools and learning centers located in Washington, D.C. These schools have a grade span of prekindergarten to twelfth grade and, as of , a kindergarten entrance age of 5 years old. School is compulsory for DCPS students between Established: Pilot projects resulting in 7 texts were edited and combined into book City of Magnificent Intentions: A History of the District of Columbia (, ). DC Law , DC Public Postsecondary Education Reorganization Act amendments include compensation of Board members; contracting and reprogramming powers.   Free Negroes--District of Columbia.: Janu Mr. Powell, from the Committee for the District of Columbia, to which the subject had been referred, made the following report.. by United States. Congress. House. Committee on the District of Columbia; United States. Congress (19th, 2nd session: ).Pages: