A Representative Anecdote: Brown vs. Board Taught in a Segregated Classroom

Gillen Part III (PDF)

This is a chapter from Jay Gillen’s recently published book: Educating for insurgency: The roles of young people in schools of poverty.  Gillen takes the reader through the teaching of Brown vs Board of Education in a segregated classroom in Baltimore as if it were a play being acted on the stage.  He explores the fundamental contradiction involved in teaching that the Brown vs Board decision as if it ended segregation in schools.