Moving Beyond Biography: Critical Race Theory and the Construction of the Alternative Black Curriculum in Social Studies

  • Alana D. Murray


This chapter will present a case study of the social studies curriculum of the National Training School for Women and Girls. In 1909, Nannie H. Burroughs created the National Training Schools for Women and Girls in Washington, DC, which was designed to teach African American girls skills needed to be intellectual contributors to the workforce. The leadership of Nannie H. Burroughs is analyzed as she attempts to develop a black history curriculum in her school. Primary source documents such as lesson plans, black history month agendas, and student work are analyzed in this important case study.


National Training School for Women and Girls Nannie H. Burroughs Primary source documents Case study 

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  • Alana D. Murray
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  1. 1.Montgomery County Public SchoolsRockvilleUSA

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