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Title:Tuskegee in Liberia: The Politics of Industrial Education, 1927-1935
Author:Johnston, Louise
Periodical:Liberian Studies Journal
Geographic term:Liberia
Subjects:educational history
vocational education
Education and Oral Traditions
Politics and Government
Abstract:Drawing the history of the Booker Washington Industrial and Agricultural Institute (BWI) in Liberia since March 17, 1929 and of the preliminary efforts of the Phelps-Stokes Fund in person of Thomas Jesse Jones and James L. Sibley to create this BWI, the author presents some facts with regard to the BWI program and explains why it failed. In this paper two questions are addressed: What was industrial education? How did the various groups involved in the industrial education program in Liberia view it? In this context attention is paid to Harvey Firestone's support of the industrial education plan following ideas of Tuskegeeism, the reasons for Liberian government opposition to BWI, and the hostile attitude of the indigenous people BWI served. Notes.