"Among the growing number of recent publications on multicultural education, this book represents one of the more important contributions to our understanding of the movement."
History of Education Quarterly
"Required reading for all those concerned with the scholarly and activist roots of multicultural education."
"Anyone concerned about the dance of diversity in America will find value in this book."
Among other topics, this book discusses: The types of knowledge, the characteristics of transformative knowledge, the historical roots of multicultural education, and its links to transformative teaching The historical development of transformative scholarship, through case studies of individual pioneers such as Carter G. Woodson, Allison Davis, George I. Sánchez, Franz Boas, Mourning Dove, Ella Deloria, and Robert E. Park The work of women scholars and activists who have faced the oppressions of race, gender, and class, such as Sojourner Truth, Ida B. Wells, Septima Clark, Fannie Lou Hamer, and Patricia Hill Collins. Mary McLeod Bethune and Eleanor Roosevelt are the subjects of chapter-long case studies School reforms such as language revitalization and curricular reform.