State Archives of North Carolina: New Additions to the African American Education Digital Collection, part 3

State Archives of North Carolina: New Additions to the African American Education Digital Collection, part 3. “The Digital Services Section of the State Archives of North Carolina is pleased to announce new additions to the African American Education digital collection. Since 2016, we have been digitizing a large selection of items related to the Division of Negro Education from the Department of Public Instruction record group. These items were selected to highlight the efforts of several individuals to improve the lives of African Americans through education after the eradication of American slavery. Furthermore, they illustrate how difficult it was to fight for equal education within a segregated school system.”

Washington Post: A lost history, recovered: Faded records tell the story of school segregation in Virginia

The Washington Post: A lost history, recovered: Faded records tell the story of school segregation in Virginia. “Half a century later, [Ethel Rae] Smith’s words have emerged through the discovery of more than 10,000 pages of records capturing the history of Loudoun County’s all-black, rural schoolhouses between the end of the Civil War and desegregation in the 1970s. The records, left to molder for decades in an abandoned building, include report cards, curriculums, class rosters, health and insurance records, photographs and faded maps.”

Digital NC: List of Public North Carolina African American High Schools Enhances Efforts at Preserving Their History

Digital NC: List of Public North Carolina African American High Schools Enhances Efforts at Preserving Their History. “We help cultural heritage institutions scan high school yearbooks. To date we’ve added over 8,200 to DigitalNC. Less than 5% come from African American high schools*…. To highlight the rarity of these yearbooks and to possibly help locate more, we’ve created a list of the names and locations of all of the public African American high schools compiled from the North Carolina Educational Directory around the time that the schools were desegregated.”

DigitalNC: Cleveland County Memorial Library Collection of Materials from the Black Community is Now Live on DigitalNC!

DigitalNC: Cleveland County Memorial Library Collection of Materials from the Black Community is Now Live on DigitalNC!. “DigitalNC partner Cleveland County Memorial Library provided us with a rich collection of documents, photographs, and yearbooks related to the history of Black citizens in the area. Much of the collection focuses on Black schools that were established during the era of Jim Crow and segregation. These schools were created out of necessity but did not survive integration, leaving their history vulnerable. Fortunately people like Ezra A. Bridges, a longtime educator and community activist, made it a priority to preserve items related to the Black experience in Cleveland County.”

Mother Jones: Can White Graduates of Racist Schools Unlearn Hate?

Mother Jones: Can White Graduates of Racist Schools Unlearn Hate?. “As kids, they were thrown into ‘segregation academies’ in the South—private all-white schools where parents could send their children to avoid the integration of public schools, and where kids were, as one put it, ‘conscientiously and misguidedly furnished with an unbending white universe.’… Now, graduates of those all-white schools are telling stories about the resounding racism they learned—and the decades that some have spent unlearning or trying to unlearn it.”

DigitalNC: Issues of Lincoln High School’s student newspaper, The Lincoln Echo, now online at DigitalNC!

DigitalNC: Issues of Lincoln High School’s student newspaper, The Lincoln Echo, now online at DigitalNC!. “The school served the black community in Chapel Hill prior to integration. While incomplete, the materials within provide interesting insights into the concerns of Chapel Hill high school students during this pivotal moment in North Carolina history. The issues cover news topics like sports, facility renovations, and school events, as well as creative works by students and advertisements for local businesses.”

University of Arkansas Little Rock: UA Little Rock Completes Digitization Of History Of Segregation, Integration Of Arkansas Schools

University of Arkansas Little Rock: UA Little Rock Completes Digitization Of History Of Segregation, Integration Of Arkansas Schools. “As a result of this project, a unique group of archival collections are now easily accessible online to students and scholars of civil rights, race, education, and the law, as well as the general public. Anyone around the world now has the opportunity to study the evolution of education in Central Arkansas through the lens of religion, the judicial system, and contemporary students and educators. In addition to the more than 350,000 digital files now available online, CAHC has also published a virtual exhibit featuring digital objects from the project along with a timeline, lesson plans, and short essays by scholars.”

Digital Library of Georgia: Monthly teacher reports from African American rural and city schools operating during the 1930s in Laurens County, Georgia now available online

Digital Library of Georgia: Monthly teacher reports from African American rural and city schools operating during the 1930s in Laurens County, Georgia now available online. “The Teacher’s Monthly Reports collection includes monthly teacher reports from African American rural and city schools operating from 1930 to 1939 in Laurens County, Georgia. These monthly reports were created by individual teachers to be submitted to the Laurens County Superintendent. The reports list student names, age, grade and attendance for the month. Many of these records also show teacher salaries, addresses, and other information. The DLG has digitized 126 folders with reports for 58 schools.”