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Feb. 20- Talk during African-American History Month on the Manual Training and Industrial School

February 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Free

Please join us at the State Library on February 20th for a talk in recognition of African-American History Month on The Unique Legacy of the Manual Training and Industrial School.

Writer and historian, Dr. Connie Goddard will talk about the School and its role in developing African-American youth.

Borrowing freely from ideas about education articulated by Booker T. Washington, John Dewey, and W.E.B. DuBois, the Manual Training and Industrial School, Bordentown, N.J., may well have been the only state-supported boarding school for African-American students in the nation. Founded in 1886 by a group of black ministers and taken over by the state a decade later, it thrived until Brown v. Board of Education made its continued existence unconstitutional and some of its practices dated. During the first half of the 20th century though, it offered a unique educational experience that combined academics, preparation for work, and for contributions to the community.

Dr. Goddard, writer and historian of education, has a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago; she has taught history and composition at Mercer County Community College, The College of New Jersey, and two state prisons, as well as in Chicago and Romania. Her scholarly interests focus on schooling in colonial America and during the Progressive Era. Currently she is writing about the Chicago’s eminent educator and Dewey colleague Ella Flagg Young, including the latter’s intellectual and pragmatic sympathies with both Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois.

All are welcome!  RSVP is appreciated. Please respond to Cindy Warrick at 609-278-2640 ext. 172 or  cwarrick@njstatelib.org.

Details

Date:
February 20
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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www.njstatelib.org

Venue

New Jersey State Library
185 West State Street
Trenton, NJ 08608 United States
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Phone:
609-278-2640
Website:
www.njstatelib.org

Organizer

Cindy Warrick, Sr. Public Information Asst.
Phone:
609-278-2640
Email:
cwarrick@njstatelib.org
Website:
www.njstatelib.org