Negro School Attendance in Delaware. A Report to the State Board of Education of Delaware. Bureau of Education Service Citizens of Delaware.
Extensive, statistical study of African American school attendance, using the entire State of Delaware as the sample case. The investigation, which contrasts Black and White students’ attendance records, was made possible by the philanthropy of Pierre S. duPont III (1870–1954) who served on the Delaware State Board of Education and financed the Delaware School Auxiliary Association for the improvement of public school conditions in the state. The report examines school enrollment, issues of promotion and non-promotion, the “Attendance Problem”, the causes of absence, etc.
Negro School Attendance in Delaware was published during the era of racially segregated schools: “...the re-building of colored schools of the state will soon place in every colored community a modern, well equipped school building for colored pupils…” (pxi)
Description: Negro School Attendance in Delaware. A Report to the State Board of Education of Delaware. Bureau of Education Service Citizens of Delaware.
Newark, Delaware: University of Delaware Press, 1923. First Edition. xxxii, , 5–389pp. 4to. Blue cloth; gilt titling. Half tones; charts, tables, and graphs. Some rubbing to gilt on spine; lower tips bumped; very good.