Upcoming Presentations

Professor Ragsdale's interview with WRFG's "The Progressive News Hour"
Visit BlackTownsProject.com to listen online.

2013 - Specific Time TBA
Dissertation Defense
Rice University

Recent Presentations

2012 SAWH Conference
Friday, June 8, 2012
2:30 - 4:30pm
Facilitating Freedom: Women, Gender, and Black Town Movement in the United States
Texas Christian University

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2011
10am - 11am
Black History Month Lecture: "Poison in the Well: Environmental Racism and African American Migration"
University of Houston
Cullen Building - Room 104

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Unschooling is an educational philosophy which holds that all children are born with a natural and insatiable curiosity, and that people learn best in non-coerced, self-directed situations. Unschooled children and teens choose which topics to learn and when, with encouragement from their parents, and without a curriculum. In other words, learning occurs when the child is engaged and interested in a subject that they themselves chose to study.

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This website is run by the Alternative Education Resource Organization and serves as a resource for families looking for educational alternatives, school/resource center starters, and alternative education researchers.


Now Available for Listening Online!

WRFG Atlanta's Progressive News Hour, hosted by Kali Ahset Amen, Interviews Professor Ragsdale about The Black Towns Project & her work documenting
The Black Towns of the U.S.

Visit BlackTownsProject.org to Listen Online

Be Sure to Check Out Professor Ragsdale's Blog!

Funk & Beans:
A Blog With Delusions of Grandeur!