Oral history of James McPartland
Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries
Dr. James McPartland earned his B.A. and M.A. from Cornell before coming to Johns Hopkins, where he worked with Hopkins sociologist James Coleman and wrote his dissertation on the resegregation of schools. For years he served as Executive Director of the Center for Social Organization of Schools at Hopkins. He describes working on the 1966 Coleman Report ("Equality of Educational Opportunity"), extending its findings into CSOS projects with Baltimore city schools, and controversies surrounding race and integration. He concludes with thoughts about the CSOS's first 50 years and the future of it and other programs. This oral history is part of the Hopkins Retrospective oral histories series.