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Black Hands in the Biscuits- Not in the Classrooms

Unveiling Hope in a Struggle for <I>Brown</I>’s Promise


Sherick A. Hughes

This book won the 2007 AESA (American Educational Studies Association) Critics Choice Award.

From «Nigger, Nigger, Black as Tar, Won’t Go to Heaven in a Motor Car» to «They’re Not Ready Yet,» this book breathes life into an often-abandoned, rural Black family story. This book illuminates a struggle and hope for education in Southern desegregated grade schools and illustrates school experiences from multiple generations within three Black families as it introduces Black family pedagogy «of roots and wings» – keys to survival and success at a crossroads of law, tradition, and transition. Black Hands in the Biscuits Not in the Classrooms is a must read for lifelong students of education, sociology, public policy, and history.
The Author: Sherick A. Hughes earned his B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, his M.A. from Wake Forest University, and his M.P.A. and his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Hughes also earned an esteemed Phi Delta Kappa award for the dissertation that inspired this book. Currently, he teaches courses in the College of Education at the University of Toledo as a tenure track professor. He has particular interests in the relationships between society, school, and home. In addition to numerous professional journal articles and book chapters, Dr. Hughes is an author and editor of What We Still Don’t Know About Teaching Race (forthcoming).