Black Curriculum in Social Studies: A Textual Reading of When Truth Gets a Hearing

  • Alana D. Murray


This chapter will consider the crucial impact of pageants, which presented two broad themes of the alternative black curriculum to the larger public. First, pageants were experimental sites because ideas central to the development of the alternative black curriculum were tested. Second, pageants were considered written expressions of the alternative black curriculum. This chapter will explore pageants written by W.E.B. Du Bois, Nannie H. Burroughs, Dorothy C. Guinn, Inez Burke, and Frances Gunner. The chapter ends with a consideration of black women citizenship.


Pageants Alternative black curriculum in social studies Black women citizenship 

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

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