Exhibition: "Education of the Negro: A Depression Era Photographic Study by Dr. Horace Mann Bond"

In 1929, Horace Mann Bond, social science researcher, historian and father of the late Julian Bond, participated in a two-year field study of black student achievement in North Carolina, Alabama and Louisiana. Visiting more than 700 schools across these states, Bond administered standardized tests and photographed the educational experiences of close to 10,000 students. Funded by Julius Rosenwald, the study was to explore poverty and race relations in the rural South. Rosenwald hoped to show that the students in these segregated schools exceeded educational expectations despite the lack of resources that were available to white students and gain support for his “Rosenwald Schools.” Bond, however, according to his son James, “was hoping to prove that it’s environment, that if you give people the opportunity, they’ll achieve,” regardless of their circumstances.

Thursday, January 24 at 8:00am to 5:00pm

More dates through March 25, 2019

Richard B. Russell Special Collections Libraries, Russell Gallery
300 S Hull Street, Athens, GA 30605

Event Type

Exhibitions, Ongoing

Audience

Current Students, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Community, Prospective Students

Topic

Arts & Culture

Website

http://www5.galib.uga.edu/russell/

Cost

Free

Event Contact Name

Kaylynn Washnock

Event Contact Phone Number

706-542-5788

Event Contact Email

washnock@uga.edu

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