Democracy and Education: A View from Detroit




Detroit, MI


July 15-26, 2024


2 weeks


Professional Development Program

Professional Development Program Type

Professional Development Program Audience




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.

Project Director(s)

Matt Kautz; Terah Chambers

Lecturers and Visiting Faculty

Tom Sugrue; Ken Coleman; Angela Dillard; Dara Walker; Donovan McCarty; Matthew Lassiter; Noliwe Rooks; Dorothy Dewberry Aldridge; Chace Morris

Grantee Institution

Eastern Michigan University

Funded through the Division of Education Programs