Faculty Fellows Chautauqua
Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE), 450 Jane Stanford Way Building 360, Stanford, CA 943
The CCSRE invites you to our final Chautauqua for the year featuring the new book by Mike Hines (Graduate School of Education) A Worthy Piece of Work (Beacon Press, 2022). The book tells the story of Madeline Morgan (later, Madeline Stratton Morris), a teacher and activist in WWII-era Chicago, who fought her own battles on the home front, authoring curricula that bolstered Black claims for recognition and equal citizenship.
During WWII, Black Americans both fought to save democracy abroad and demanded full citizenship at home. Morgan’s work gained national attention and widespread praise and became a model for teachers, school districts, and cities across the country. In A Worthy Piece of Work, Dr. Hines shares this history for the first time for the general public by providing a rich understanding of the ways in which Black educators have created counternarratives to challenge the anti-Black racism found in school textbooks and curricula.