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.

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Library Journal

Walker’s extensively documented work is a much–needed corrective contextualizing the landscape of school desegregation; required reading for those interested in the past, present, and future of education of African American children.

Kirkus Reviews

A fresh, well–documented study of the complex struggle for equality in education.


Books by Vanessa Siddle Walker

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

Vanessa Siddle Walker