“The Intellectual Emancipation of the Negro”: Madeline Morgan and the Mandatory Black History Curriculum in Chicago during World War II

@article{Dennis2022TheIE,
  title={“The Intellectual Emancipation of the Negro”: Madeline Morgan and the Mandatory Black History Curriculum in Chicago during World War II},
  author={Ashley D. Dennis},
  journal={History of Education Quarterly},
  year={2022},
  volume={62},
  pages={136 - 160}
}
Abstract This paper examines the first mandatory Black history curriculum in a US public school system, implemented in Chicago Public Schools between 1942 and 1945. Researched and designed by Madeline Morgan, the curriculum supplemented existing social studies lesson plans with Black people's contributions to US society. How did she win approval for the curriculum in this highly segregated and inequitable city? The commitment of Morgan and her network of Black women educators to “intellectual… 

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