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1937 - 1939

Art classes in Shaw Junior High School were required to write essays covering the names and achievements of Negro artists. 

Results showed that 80% of the classes were entirely ignorant in the matter. 

[[underlined]] Aim [[/underlined]] 1. The purpose of this activity is to give American children factual information regarding achievements of American Negroes. ^[[Artists.]]

2. To stimulate children to strive for worthy aims in life. 

[[underlined]] Procedure [[/underlined]]

Every pupil in my classes was required to attend lectures giving the names of outstanding Negro painters and sculptors and titles of their works. 

[[underlined]] Results. [[/underlined]]

Following lectures a second test was given. The results showed difinite progress - at least 90% had acquired a knowledge of the facts involved in the lectures. 

This type of experiment is continued with each group of students entering my classes. 

Essays written by pupils above referred to constitute a part of the contents of this folder. 
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