Vanessa Siddle Walker

Vanessa Siddle Walker, a professor at Emory University, has studied the segregated schooling of African American children for more than twenty years. She is the president of the American Educational Research Association, a member of the National Academy of Education, a former Spencer fellow, and a recipient of the prestigious Grawemeyer Award in education. The author of The Lost Education of Horace Tate (The New Press), she lives near Atlanta.

News and Reviews

Publishers Weekly (starred review)

This well–told and inspiring tale, with its rarely discussed angle on the school segregation fight, will draw in readers interested in meaningful work and activism, or just a well–told tale.

Publishers Weekly

A “Top 10 History” pick

Atlanta Journal Constitution

A feature on the author

Bitch Media

A “BitchReads: 11 Feminist Books You Should Read in July” pick


Books by Vanessa Siddle Walker

The Lost Education of Horace Tate
Uncovering the Hidden Heroes Who Fought for Justice in Schools

Vanessa Siddle Walker