Schools for the Colored
Hardcover book in black cloth with black foil stamping
9" x 8"
Edition of 150
Published by Push Pull Editions
Includes “Black Education in New Jersey,” by Walter Greason, Ph.D.
Described as “surreal and haunting,” Wendel White’s photographs in Schools for the Colored document the buildings and landscapes of the segregated U.S. educational system in the decades before the civil rights movement in the Northern border states. In his stark black-and-white imagery of both longstanding structures and crumbling and long-since-demolished buildings, White obscures the details of their surroundings into a hazy mantle of white. In cases where the structures no longer stand, White inserts silhouettes of the schoolhouses that formerly occupied the sites.