In the latest 8 Black Hands Podcast, the crew, minus Citizen Stewart, is joined by civil rights activist and educational freedom fighter, Dr. Howard Fuller. The conversation touches on desegregation, busing and integration, Diane Ravitch and teacher’s unions and the overall state of Black education.
“My mission for as long as I’m walking this earth is to fight for freedom of a people who were liberated but never freed and the vehicle I’m using at this moment in time is education” – Dr. Howard Fuller
At one point in the episode, Dr. Fuller drops some necessary reading when it comes to Black Education and doing the work of liberating Black children:
- The Education of Blacks in the South, 1860-1935 – James D. Anderson
- A Class of Their Own: Black Teachers in the Segregated South – Adam Fairclough
- Silent Covenants: Brown v. Board of Education and the Unfulfilled Hopes for Racial Reform & Faces At The Bottom Of The Well: The Permanence Of Racism – Derrick Bell
- We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy – Ta-Nehisi Coates
- Simple Justice: The History of Brown v. Board of Education and Black America’s Struggle for Equality – Richard Kluger
- Other People’s Children: Cultural Conflict in the Classroom – Lisa Delpit
- The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Children – Gloria Ladson-Billings
- The End of Average: How We Succeed in a World That Values Sameness – Todd Rose
- New Power – Jeremy Heimans & Henry Timms
Listen to the full episode below:
This post was originally published on Citizen Education.