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Exploring Racial Integration: Views from an African American, Male, Former School Superintendent

Michael Lancellot


This research is an ethnography (Murchison, 2010) that describes the lived experiences of a university professor and former public school superintendent. The work explores racial integration and desegregation of America’s public school system. Through a series of seven semi-structured interviews, background information has been collected about the educational leader’s ethnic identity, personal experiences as a student in public schools and professional background. Descriptions of the challenges, issues, and success of racial integration are presented from the professional experience of the educational leader along with existing contemporary challenges.


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