Education: Separate & Unequal

"Negro education in Georgia is a disgrace. What the Negro child gets in the sixth grade, the white child gets in the third grade." This appraisal of the Southern Negro's classroom plight came neither from a Northerner nor a N.A.A.C.P. propagandist; it was pronounced in 1948 by Fred Hand, then the speaker of Georgia's own House of Representatives. Hand's observation has now been expanded and documented in a beacon-bright study titled The Negro Potential (Columbia University; $3). The book, containing a statistics-studded chapter on Negro education in the U.S., was produced by Columbia's Conservation of Human Resources Project, a research task...

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