Meet the Authors
ALA Unit/Subunit: ALA,UNO
Meeting Type: Meet the Authors
Cost: Included with full conference and exhibits only registration.
Going to School in Black and White: A dual memoir of desegregation
The school careers of two teenage girls who lived across town from each other-"one black, one white-"were altered by a court-ordered desegregation plan in 1970. LaHoma and Cindy both found themselves at the same high school from different sides of a court-ordered racial “balancing act.”
This dual memoir covers the two women’s trajectories from early school days to future careers working in global public health and challenging gender biases, racial inequities, and health disparities. The authors tell their stories aware of the return to de facto school segregation, achieved through the dismantling of policies that initially informed their school assignments.