The Tuskegee Student Uprising: A History


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New York University Press
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6.1 X 9.1 X 1.2 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author

Brian Jones is the Director of The New York Public Library's Center for Educators and Schools.


"The Tuskegee Student Uprising is a significant addition to the literature on the Black Power Movement, the Black Student Movement, and the histories of student activism."--Joshua Myers, Howard University
"Featuring impressive archival research and interviews with those who were present at the uprising, Jones deftly brings to life an important historical event within the Black Power movement. An inspiring book."--Stefan M. Bradley, author of Upending the Ivory Tower: Civil Rights, Black Power, and the Ivy League
"The Tuskegee Student Uprising is a tremendous contribution to our understanding of the history of Black education, the Black Power movement on campus, and the role of students in defining the terms of their education. Until now, historical accounts have too often sidelined students as passive recipients of Tuskegee's schooling, rather than attending to the vital role they played in contesting and reshaping the nature of their education. As anti-history laws are increasingly being passed in states across the country to limit the teaching of structural racism, the vibrant history revealed in The Tuskegee Student Uprising provides context for longstanding debates over curriculum and illuminates urgent lessons from Black students about how to define education for themselves."--Jesse Hagopian, co-editor of Teaching for Black Lives
"This story needs to be told. The complexities and intentions that Jones so eloquently and rigorously exposes are breathtaking. The Tuskegee Student Uprising is a page turner through a long forgotten history. A black history must-read."--Bettina Love, author of We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom
"An essential new history of the long history of Black student protest at one of the most well-known HBCUs in the country. By deftly situating the long history of student protest at Tuskegee alongside the nationwide uprisings of the 1960s, Jones has provided a history that expands the boundaries of the Black Freedom Movement. Essential reading for the Black Lives Matter era."--Robyn Spencer, author of The Revolution Has Come: Black Power, Gender and the Black Panther Party in Oakland
"A thought-provoking, compelling, nuanced, and highly accessible reading for all levels."-- "Choice"
"A diligent historian who provides important cultural and social context throughout the text, Jones reminds readers that... it was at Black schools that the most state violence was exercised. A well-researched and written addition to the history of the tumultuous 1960s."-- "Kirkus Reviews"