The Resource First class : the legacy of Dunbar, America's first Black public high school, Alison Stewart ; foreword by Melissa Harris-Perry, (electronic resource)

First class : the legacy of Dunbar, America's first Black public high school, Alison Stewart ; foreword by Melissa Harris-Perry, (electronic resource)

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First class : the legacy of Dunbar, America's first Black public high school
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First class
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the legacy of Dunbar, America's first Black public high school
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Alison Stewart ; foreword by Melissa Harris-Perry
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First class
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the legacy of Dunbar, Americas first Black public high school
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eng
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Combining a fascinating history of the first U.S. high school for African Americans with an unflinching analysis of urban public-school education today, First Class explores an underrepresented and largely unknown aspect of black history while opening a discussion on what it takes to make a public school successful. In 1870, in the wake of the Civil War, citizens of Washington, DC, opened the Preparatory High School for Colored Youth, the first black public high school in the United States; it would later be renamed Dunbar High and would flourish despite Jim Crow laws and segregation. Dunbar attracted an extraordinary faculty: its early principal was the first black graduate of Harvard, and at a time, it had seven teachers with PhDs, a medical doctor, and a lawyer. During the school's first 80 years, these teachers would develop generations of highly educated, successful African Americans, and at its height in the 1940s and 50s, Dunbar High School sent 80 percent of its students to college. Today, as in too many failing urban public schools, the majority of Dunbar students are barely proficient in reading and math. Journalist and author Alison Stewart whose parents were both Dunbar graduates tells the story of the schools rise, fall, and possible resurgence as it looks to reopen its new, state-of-the-art campus in the fall of 2013
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"An analysis of the first US high school for African Americans, the publication of which will coincide with the opening of the school's new facility"--
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10193111
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Midwest
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1966-
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Stewart, Alison
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373.753
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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1973-
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True
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  • High schools
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
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adult
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the legacy of Dunbar, America's first Black public high school
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First class : the legacy of Dunbar, America's first Black public high school, Alison Stewart ; foreword by Melissa Harris-Perry, (electronic resource)
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MWT11333663
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1 online resource
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781613740125
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11333663
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remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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First class : the legacy of Dunbar, America's first Black public high school, Alison Stewart ; foreword by Melissa Harris-Perry, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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multicolored
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MWT11333663
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781613740125
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(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11333663
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remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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