TIP-SCANCourageous Leadership Series
Reconstruction 2020: The Historical Opportunity for Courageous Leadership
2020 is a turning point year. There are extraordinary opportunities for transformation. For healing. For courageous leadership. To better understand these opportunities, TIP will take a look at three times in North Carolina history where we had the opportunity for transformation in education and race equity. The lunch and learn series is sponsored by TIP and the Center for Love and Justice at HTH Graduate School of Education.
These reflections are based on the series of historical storytelling by Ann McColl, “Constitutional Tales” and “1956.” The recounting of history is based on artifacts from the time, including letters, newspaper articles, legislative drafts, and transcribed and recorded debates. They also draw on the legal history of North Carolina’s constitution.
The Coalition for Justice
Friday, September 25
12:00 p.m. -1:30 p.m.
Courageous leaders have come together in North Carolina after the Civil War to create one of the best constitutions in the country for public education. The constitutional convention is led by a coalition made up of newly franchised black delegates as well as native and out-of-state white delegates. Together they fight for funding, for a system of education, and to keep designations by race out of the constitution.
White Supremacy Seeks Inequity
Friday, October 2
12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
The pendulum has swung back to white supremacy. In the great campaign for education, inequity is built into the model for public education. Remarkably, philanthropic forces still came together in the aftermath to attempt to create opportunities for black students within the education system.
The State at a Crossroads 2 Years After Brown v. Board
Friday, October 9
12:00 p.m. -1:30 p.m.
Two years after Brown v. Board of Education, North Carolina is at a crossroads: will it move towards equity and integration or defy the Supreme Court? What will be the role of courageous leaders or public education? Remarkably, philanthropic forces still came together in the aftermath to attempt to create opportunities for black students within the education system.