FREE Brown Bag Lunch Series: Decently and in Order: School Desegregation in Maryland and the Evolving Racial Thinking of Dr. Thomas Pullen

This talk will critically examine the racial theorizing that State Superintendent Thomas Pullen engaged in as he crafted school desegregation policy in Maryland from 1954 until his retirement in 1964. At the end of his career, Pullen, a Virginian whose father had owned slaves, began work on a manuscript detailing his involvement in school desegregation in Maryland, "Decently and in Order." This manuscript provides insight into the ways in which Pullen drew on his childhood memories of race in the South as he theorized two related social problems: the relationship between racial identity and contemporary politics, and the proper role of the federal government in school policy.

History Brown Bag Lunches

3rd Tuesday of the month, 12:00-1:00 PM

FREE, bring a brown bag lunch

Tuesday, April 4

Decently and in Order: School Desegregation in Maryland and the Evolving Racial Thinking of Dr. Thomas Pullen, presented by Deidre Mayer Dougherty, doctoral candidate, Rutgers University

This talk will critically examine the racial theorizing that State Superintendent Thomas Pullen engaged in as he crafted school desegregation policy in Maryland from 1954 until his retirement in 1964. At the end of his career, Pullen, a Virginian whose father had owned slaves, began work on a manuscript detailing his involvement in school desegregation in Maryland, "Decently and in Order." This manuscript provides insight into the ways in which Pullen drew on his childhood memories of race in the South as he theorized two related social problems: the relationship between racial identity and contemporary politics, and the proper role of the federal government in school policy.

 

 

 

April 4, 2017 12:00 PM
201 West Monument St
Baltimore, MD 21201
United States
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