Essay Topic 1
The book makes references to the landmark case of Oliver Brown v. The Board of Education. The case took place during the height of the racial upheaval in the south in the 1940s and 1950s, mainly in Little Rock, AR. Discuss the court case and all of its details. What was the final decision in the case? When was the case resolved? Was Du Bois involved in the case? What was his opinion on the decision? Did it help or hinder his ideals and plans for changing the face of education? Explain.
Essay Topic 2
There are many trends that are apparent throughout the text in regards to education. Which universities were attended the most? Were the universities influential? Which still exist? Why did the educators choose to attend and sometimes work at these particular schools? What were the educational barriers placed before the men and women...
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