The following is a guest post from Lindsey E. Jones, a Ph.D. Candidate in History of Education at the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education and a 2016-2018 Pre-doctoral Fellow at the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies at the University of Virginia. Lindsey earned a bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis in 2011 and an M.Ed from the University of Virginia in 2013. Her dissertation project, entitled “‘Not a Place of Punishment’: The Virginia Industrial School for Colored Girls, 1915-1940,” historicizes the education and incarceration of black girls by examining Virginia’s only reformatory for delinquent African American girls. You can follow Lindsey on Twitter @noumenal_woman.
Twenty first century black women advocating on behalf of black girls are building momentum around policy and research meant to address with precision the age-, race-, and gender-specific problems of black girls. At the top…
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