Democracy and Education: A View from Detroit
Twenty years after Brown. v Board of Education, Thurgood Marshall lamented a 5-4 decision in a different desegregation case, Milliken v. Bradley. Marshall recognized how Milliken would curtail the possibilities for inclusive democracy opened by Brown. Participants in this institute will study Milliken, the history that preceded it, and the educational and social developments that followed it through Detroit’s educational history. The site of the Milliken decision, Detroit has been home to a diverse array of social movements that open exciting curricular and pedagogical possibilities. Participants will engage these possibilities in conversation with local artists, movement veterans, and visiting scholars.
Lecturers and Visiting Faculty
Tom Sugrue; Ken Coleman; Angela Dillard; Dara Walker; Donovan McCarty; Matthew Lassiter; Noliwe Rooks; Dorothy Dewberry Aldridge; Chace Morris
Funded through the Division of Education Programs