Using the rich history detailed by the authors of The Educational Lockout of African Americans in Prince Edward County, Virginia (1959-1964): Personal Accounts and Reflections by Dr. Terence Hicks and Dr. Abul Pitre as a backdrop, this instructional guide engages educational leaders, teachers, students, and parents in the teaching and learning process by structuring opportunities to discuss issues of racial segregation, Jim Crow laws, and select restraints faced by African Americans living in this community. Using this guide as a part of the instructional set will help educational leaders and teachers develop warm-up activities, research ideas, vocabulary boosters, hands-on projects, team-building ideas, technology-enhanced connections, culminating activities, and cross-curriculum connections. Teachers will also find reflective journal pages and rubrics for key assessments and direct associations to the Virginia State Department of Education Standards.
Terence Hicks is a tenured associate professor of research in the Department of Educational Leadership at Fayetteville State University. He was among a selected group of research scholars invited by the Center for African-American Research & Policy (CAARP) to participate in a special session related to the "Black in America: CNN Documentary." Abul Pitre is the former Carter G. Woodson Professor of Education at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Currently, he is an associate professor of educational leadership at Fayetteville State University, where he teaches doctoral courses in the program. Dr. Pitre is the author of several articles and books, most notably on the educational philosophy of Elijah Muhammad and Malcolm X. Kelly Jackson Charles is an assistant professor in the Department of Middle Grades, Secondary and Special Education at Fayetteville State University. She is the assessment coordinator for the School of Education and the director of the Office of School Services for FSU. She served as a building-level principal and special education teacher, as well as an education and assessment consultant in private, charter, public and higher education for over twenty years. Dr. Charles received the 2010 The Wynton H. Hadley Excellence in Teaching Award for her service in the School of Education.
Chapter 1 "Grassroots Schools" and Training Centers in the Prospect District of Prince Edward County, Virginia, 1959-1964 Chapter 2 We Will Move: The Kennedy Administration and Restoring Public Education to Prince Edward County, Virginia Chapter 3 Farmville, 1963: The Long Hot Summer Chapter 4 Black Resilience vs. White Resistance in Prince Edward County Chapter 5 Northerners in a Jim Crow World: Queens College Summer Experience Chapter 6 A Lecture from the Children of the "Lost-generation" of Students from Prince Edward County, Virginia Chapter 7 Reflections of African American Parents, Teachers, and Students in Prince Edward County, Virginia, 1959-1964 Chapter 8 Instructional Companion Guide Appendix Chapter 9 Reflective Journal Chapter 10 Letter to Parents and Guardians