The Center for Race and Public Education in the South

The Center for Race and Public Education in the South (CRPES) conducts and supports empirical research on a variety of issues that lie at the intersection of race, education, and schooling in the southern United States. CRPES advances research that illuminates the causes, consequences, and potential means of ameliorating disparities in African American youth's educational experiences and achievement. This interdisciplinary center will bring together education scholars from history, psychology, philosophy, and sociology to investigate the many facets of these disparities. Learn more about our work.

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The Latest from CRPES

The 2021 Charlottesville Freedom School

The Charlottesville Freedom School is planning for 2021, and you can get involved!

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Educating for Democracy Curriculum

This new and free curriculum includes civic education materials focused on issues of race and justice in the U.S.

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Robert Berry Named Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Robert Q. Berry, III has been appointed the associate dean for diversity, equity and inclusion.

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In The Media

  • CBS19 News

    The recently released Educating for Democracy Curriculum highlighted as a "'toolkit' to help teachers discuss racial injustice in the classroom".

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  • The Daily Progress

    Charlottesville Freedom School highlighted in "Freedom School gave area students a voice on issues this summer".

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  • Urban Education

    Dr. Johari Harris co-authors article entitled "'Sometimes I Wish I Was a Girl, ’Cause They Do Shit Like Cry': An Exploration Into Black Boys’ Thinking About Emotions".

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  • Online Forum: Black Perspectives

    Dr. Alridge pens article entitled "On Education and African American Intellectual History" in online forum entitled "What is African American Intellectual History?".

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  • Op-Ed: Richmond Times Dispatch

    Professor Derrick Alridge highlighted in Richmond Times Dispatch with op-ed "Charlottesville was latest battlefield in the long struggle for equality".

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  • Education Post

    Professor Derrick Alridge pens blog post entitled "We Cannot Go Another Month Without Teachers Knowing Black History".

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