This memoir relates previously untold stories about major Civil Rights campaigns that helped put an end to voting rights violations and Jim Crow education; explains how Green has helped urban school districts improve academic achievement levels; and explains why this history should inform our choices as we attempt to reform and improve American education. Green’s quest began when he helped the Kennedy Administration resolve a catastrophic education-related impasse and has continued through his service as one of the participants at an Obama administration summit on a current academic crisis.
It is commonly said that education is the new Civil Rights battlefield. Green’s memoir, At the Crossroads of Fear and Freedom: The Fight for Social and Educational Justice, helps us understand that educational equity has always been a central objective of the Civil Rights movement.
“Dr. Green, who worked closely with my mom and dad, fully knows the struggle for justice nationally and internationally. This book will appeal to anyone interested in the untold stories of heroism during the Civil Rights era. It is also a must-read for those who want to understand the connection between education and social justice.”
—Martin Luther King III, Civil Rights leader and activist