Listen to Barry Goldenberg on HW Radio Podcast and host Danny Tisdale talks about his new book about The Unknown Architects of Civil Rights.
As civil rights history continues to hold a prominent place in American society, it is only through the courageous actions of Thaddeus Stevens, Ulysses S. Grant, and Charles Sumner that America’s most prized Civil Rights gains are emblazoned in our Constitution. Without these powerful and then-famous politicians, the 1960’s Civil Rights Movement might not have occurred the way it did–or possibly even at all.>>> Listen here to Barry Goldenberg on HW Radio Podcast and host Danny Tisdale.
During the Reconstruction Era when racism and prejudice was at its height, Stevens, Grant, and Sumner valiantly fought for African American equality only years following the institution of slavery. The Unknown Architects of Civil Rights brings to life the personalities, the struggles, and the legacies of three men who strove towards America’s claim of “liberty and justice for all” during this unprecedented time in our nation’s history..
Barry Goldenberg is currently a Masters student at Teachers College, Columbia University, in the Department of Education Policy and Social Analysis. He is interested in all issues related to education and social justice–a term which is often spoken, but of which he does not take lightly in role. He sincerely believes that “education is the key to social progress and reform,” and constantly engage daily in ways that he can help make that happen. Specifically, he is interested in race and education policy–and figuring out where and how those two areas intersect. Yet, his interests are constantly changing and no doubt they will continue to evolve.
He loves to write–blogs, books, papers, thoughts, feelings, emotions, observations, you name it, he writes it. As he entered his graduate career, he look forward to mixing his passion for education with his thirst to learn from scholars and colleagues.
Barry graduated with a B.A. in History, Highest Departmental Honors, Magna Cum Laude, with an Minor in Education Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His undergraduate honors thesis became The Unknown Architects of Civil Rights.