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Hello Professor: A Black Principal and Professional Leadership in the Segregated South

Vanessa Siddle Walker and Ulysses Byas

Abstract

Like many black school principals, Ulysses Byas, who served the Gainesville, Georgia, school system in the 1950s and 1960s, was reverently addressed by community members as “Professor.” He kept copious notes and records throughout his career, documenting efforts to improve the education of blacks. Through conversations with Byas and access to his extensive archives on his principalship, this book finds that black principals were well positioned in the community to serve as conduits of ideas, knowledge, and tools to support black resistance to officially sanctioned regressive educational system ... More

Keywords: Ulysses Byas, Gainesville, Professor, black principals, Jim Crow South, black educational network, local school empowerment, black communities

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780807832899
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807888759_walker

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Vanessa Siddle Walker, author

Ulysses Byas, author