Gloria Ladson-Billings

Don C. Locke Symposium

2021 Keynote Address by Preeminent Scholar, The Dreamkeepers Author and National Academy of Education President Gloria Ladson-Billings

The 3rd Annual Don C. Locke Multicultural and Social Justice Symposium  featuring National Academy of Education President Gloria Ladson-Billings originally scheduled for March 18 has been postponed until 2021. Sign up to receive updates about the symposium.

Event Details

  • Date: Wednesday, March 24, 2021
  • Time: TBD
  • Where: TBD
  • Featured Speaker: Gloria Ladson-Billings
  • Title of Talk: “It’s ALL de jure: Turning a Critical Eye on the Northern Strategy”
  • Synopsis of Talk: The standard narrative about school segregation draws a dividing line between the North and South and claims that the South engaged in a deliberate strategy of legal apartheid by establishing separate and unequal schools. On the other hand, the North was said to be a part of a de facto school segregation project that “just happened” to be segregated because of neighborhood segregation. This talk argues Northern complicity in ensuring that Black students would not be able to access quality education.

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Gloria Ladson-Billings

About Gloria Ladson-Billings

Gloria Ladson-Billings is the president of the National Academy of Education and the former Kellner Family Distinguished Professor of Urban Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she retired in 2018. Her research examines the pedagogical practices of teachers who are successful with African American students. She is the author of the groundbreaking 1994 book The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Children and the critically acclaimed book Crossing Over to Canaan: The Journey of New Teachers in Diverse Classrooms.

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