Focusing on the time period between the world wars, this historical study describes drama programs and theater productions at American labor colleges funded by unions, including Portland Labor College, Brookwood Labor College, Highlander Folk School
, and Commonwealth Labor College.
Unfortunately, educators and historians have typically attributed the pedagogical and educational philosophies of Citizenship Schools to the founder of Highlander Folk School
, white Appalachian educator Myles Horton (Glen 1988; Jacobs 1997; Hale 2007).
Some subjects will be familiar to most readers, like the Highlander Folk School
, and others may not be, like the sociological work of Ruth Allen and Margaret Jarman.
So she worked at an advertising agency for a couple of years and liked it but realized that she "wanted something more that would give me a chance to learn and read and write." Her thoughts turned to what she enjoyed most in college--researching and writing her senior thesis on the Highlander Folk School
in Tennessee, which was involved extensively in labor and civil rights organizing.
Another showcase is a first edition of "We Shall Overcome," which was heard in Carnegie Hall for the first time at a benefit for the Highlander Folk School
and became the main anthem of the civil rights movement--Pete Seegers live recording made in June 1963 is considered by many historians as a landmark event showcasing songs as a means of political protest.
Mead, and taught George Counts and Donald West (one of the founders of the Highlander Folk School
It was called the Highlander Folk School
. Highlander, especially during the 1950s, a new generations of Americans came together to share their ideas and strategies for advancing civil rights, for advancing equality, for advancing justice.
Pro-labour Christians were a diverse group made up of the Fellowship of Southern Churchmen, the Southern Conference for Human Welfare, the Highlander Folk School
, and the industrial department of the YWCA.
In the United States, an emblematic example of these non-formal educational settings is the Highlander Folk School
, founded by Myles Horton in 1932 in Monteagle, Tennessee.
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This chapter examines the work of Miles Horton and the Highlander Folk School