The Development of the Alternative Black Curriculum, 1890-1940

Countering the Master Narrative

  • Alana D. Murray

About this book


This book examines black intellectual thought during from 1890-1940, and its relationship to the development of the alternative black curriculum in social studies. Inquiry into the alternative black curriculum is a multi-disciplinary project; it requires an intersectional approach that draws on social studies research, educational history and black history. Exploring the gendered construction of the alternative black curriculum, Murray considers the impact of Carter G. Woodson and W.E.B. DuBois in creating the alternative black curriculum in social studies, and its subsequent relationship to the work of black women in the field and how black women developed the alternative black curriculum in private and public settings.  


social studies education World War II pedagogy NEA Committee of Ten Association for the Study of Negro Life and History Carter G. Woodson black educational scholarship

Authors and affiliations

  • Alana D. Murray
    • 1
  1. 1.Montgomery County Public SchoolsRockville, MDUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-91417-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-91418-3
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