In this panel discussion, scholars and community partners will discuss their work on an interdisciplinary project to tell the complex story of educational activism in Harlem throughout the twentieth century. Essays in the book, Educating Harlem, explore the educational visions and experiences of Harlem students and families over time and their quest for equal and just schooling, from the Harlem Renaissance to the activism of the 1960s and 1970s to the end of the 20th century. In addition to producing a book of original scholarship, the project has been building public history and community outreach into its work so that this history is accessible and useful to the public, policymakers, and especially the Harlem community. Panelists will discuss some of the key findings and lessons from this work. Registration is required.
Ansley Erickson, Teachers College, Columbia University
Ernest Morrell, University of Notre Dame
Nick Juravich, University of Massachusetts - Boston
Khadijah Akeem, Teachers College, Columbia University
Karen Taylor, While We Are Still Here
Project website: https://harlemeducationhistory.library.columbia.edu