TITLE

Before Brown: Cultural and Social Capital in a Rural Black School Community, W. E. B. DuBois High School, Wake Forest, North Carolina

AUTHOR(S)
Malone, Carry F.
PUB. DATE
October 2008
SOURCE
North Carolina Historical Review;Oct2008, Vol. 85 Issue 4, p416
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a history of the W. E. B. DuBois High School of Wake Forest, North Carolina and examines its place as a center for social and cultural capital within the African American community in the early 20th century. Discussion is given contextualizing the racists social pressures of the South during the era, the formation and mission of the school based on the educational philosophy of the African American civil rights activist W. E. B. DuBois, and the financial and social difficulties faced by its founders. Accounts of the school's success are given along with analysis of its central role in the socialization process for African Americans of several generations.
ACCESSION #
35572543

 

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