Black Autonomy and the Eatonville Education System

The Course

Photo by Lucy Nystrom

School and Society (Fall 2010)

Examining historically black schools and Zora Neale Hurston’s theory of black autonomy, Hewit led students in researching the schools in Hurston’s hometown of Eatonville, Florida. Working in groups, students investigated and assessed the success of schools in Eatonville and other historically black communities before they were incorporated within the larger county school system.

View students’ projects on Hurston and education.

About Scott Hewit, Ed.D.

Associate Professor of Education and Director of Teacher Education Scott Hewit specializes in inclusive schools, play-based curriculum, and instructional strategies.