Creator

Date Original

1898-2001

Description

This collection contains survey questionnaires of African American administrators, news clippings, and photographs sent to the Retired Educators of Little Rock and Other Public Schools for its project, “Unfolding History of the Black Administrators.”

Biographical/Historical Note

Following the desegregation of public schools in Arkansas, many African American principals lost their jobs or were reassigned to administrative positions. The Retired Educators of Little Rock and Other Public Schools set out to document the historical achievements and struggles of African American administrators through a grant project entitled, “Unfolding History of Black Administrators.” The Retired Educators of Little Rock and Other Public Schools was established in 1968 and is composed of retired school personnel. Arkansas's African American school principals and administrators held professional membership in the Arkansas School Administrators Association (1952-1969), a branch of the Arkansas Teachers Association (1898-1969). Both organizations, established by African American public school administrators and public school teachers, merged with counterpart groups after integration. Arkansas's African American school principals and administrators held professional membership in the Arkansas School Administrators Association (1952-1969), a branch of the Arkansas Teachers Association (1898-1969). Both organizations, established by African American public school administrators and public school teachers, merged with counterpart groups after integration. The project was made possible with grants from the Arkansas Humanities Council and the Arkansas Black History Advisory Committee (now the Black History Commission of Arkansas). The project's survey questionnaires and biographical material resulted in a book entitled “Educating the Masses: The Unfolding History of Black School Administrators in Arkansas, 1900-2000,” by C. Calvin Smith.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000363

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Black Administrators in Arkansas Education Project collection, MS.000363

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Black Administrators in Arkansas Education Project collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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