Equity & Excellence in Education
The Banneker History Project (BHP) reconstructed the history of the Benjamin Banneker School, which operated as a segregated school for African Americans from 1915 to 1951. It was a project in social justice education with community service as its base. Here, the authors provide an insider perspective of group dynamics among core leaders for the BHP. Building relationships, working for social justice, and confronting racism are key themes for the group. Leaders recall moments of discomfort, particularly related to issues of race and racism, and describe ways they worked through them. Based on their wisdom of practice, authors offer suggestions for those who might do similar work.
Boyle-Baise, Marilynne; Bridgewaters, Betty; Brinson, Leslie; Hiestand, Nancy; Johnson, Beverly; and Wilson, Pat, "Improving the Human Condition: Leadership for Justice-Oriented Service-Learning" (2007). Diversity. 5.