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Courage: The Black New York Struggle for Quality Education

Courage: The Black New York Struggle for Quality Education

October 22, 2021 to July 15, 2022
Photography Gallery

This 20-panel exhibition explores the visions and aspirations of courageous leaders and parents who have been seeking to educate Black children. It looks at the obstacles Black children have faced, the comparative nature of learning environments, and belated examples of educational success that have been established in New York City’s public school system. It also asks the enduring question of what kinds of educational policies, environments, and instructional programs Black New Yorkers need in order to reach their fullest potential.

Originally curated by the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and updated under the direction of Deputy Director Kara Tucina Olidge, PhD. Donated by the Adelaide L. Sanford Institute in honor of Vice-Chancellor Emerita of the NY State Board of Regents Dr. Adelaide L. Sanford.