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Selena Sloan Butler (1872–1964)

  • Sydney M. Phillips
  • Nicole A. Taylor
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Abstract

This chapter highlights the accomplishments and historical significance of Selena Sloan Butler, the founder and first president of the National Congress of Colored Parents and Teachers Association, which later became the National Parent Teacher Association. The chapter also offers a critical analysis of the role Ms. Butler had in contributing to the growth and development of education in the African American community, especially as it relates to education policies and practices during reconstructionism through the civil rights movement in America.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Spelman CollegeAtlantaUSA

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