Walker explains that principals participated in local, regional, and national associations, comprising a black educational network through which power structures were formed and ideas were spread to schools across the South. The professor enabled local school empowerment and applied the collective wisdom of the network to pursue common school projects such as pressuring school superintendents for funding, structuring professional development for teachers, and generating local action that was informed by research in academic practice. The professor was uniquely positioned to learn about and deploy resources made available through these networks. Walker's record of the transfer of ideology from black organizations into a local setting illuminates the remembered activities of black schools throughout the South and recalls for a new generation the role of the professor in uplifting black communities.
|Publisher:||The University of North Carolina Press|
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Hello Professor moves far beyond the study of schools and principals to provide an excellent historical biography of a principal who navigates professional and community organizations to better address the needs of the black community. A very moving story.Derrick Alridge, University of Georgia