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Fugitive Pedagogy

Carter G. Woodson and the Art of Black Teaching

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$35.00 • £28.95 • €31.50

ISBN 9780674983687

Publication Date: 04/13/2021


320 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

10 photos, 8 illus., 1 table


  • Preface: A New Grammar for Black Education
  • Introduction: Blackness and the Art of Teaching
  • 1. Between Coffle and Classroom: Carter G. Woodson as a Student and Teacher, 1875–1912
  • 2. “The Association…Is Standing Like the Watchman on the Wall”: Fugitive Pedagogy and Black Institutional Life
  • 3. A Language We Can See a Future In: Black Educational Criticism as Theory in Its Own Right
  • 4. The Fugitive Slave as a Folk Hero in Black Curricular Imaginations: Constructing New Scripts of Knowledge
  • 5. Fugitive Pedagogy as a Professional Standard: Woodson’s “Abroad Mentorship” of Black Teachers
  • 6. “Doomed to Be Both a Witness and a Participant”: The Shared Vulnerability of Black Students and Black Teachers
  • Conclusion: Black Schoolteachers and the Origin Story of Black Studies
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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