2021-2022 Robert Strozier Faculty Lecture Series: Dr. Annie Mendenhall, "From Defiance to Deficit: How College Desegregation Influenced Educational Policy"
Dr. Annie Mendenhall will present the lecture "From Defiance to Deficit: How College Desegregation Influenced Educational Policy" on WRUU 107.5 (wruu.org)
Abstract: In 1969, investigators from the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare visited Armstrong State College to report on the state of its desegregation activities. For two decades afterward, Armstrong, nearby Savannah State College, and the entire University System of Georgia were part of a national effort to enforce postsecondary desegregation across the South amidst the tumultuous political and legal shifts on the issue of desegregation. This presentation will describe the history of postsecondary desegregation enforcement, focusing on how desegregation plans in Georgia and other states influenced educational policies on remediation, retention, and educational access.
Wednesday, September 15 at 9:00pmVirtual Event