Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



First Advisor

Alex Lewis

Second Advisor

Darnell Williams


During the 1980's, the concept of an all-Black male academy was strongly pushed as a panacea for the seemingly systematic, scholastic downfall of Black males in secondary institutions. Though said academies have received strong community support, opposition against them has also been equally staunch. All-Black male academies have also fallen under question because of their supposed discrimination against females and the belief that their existence would return the system of education in the United States to segregation.

The purpose of this study is to analyze historical factors which have affected Black male academic achievement on the secondary level in urban America so as to support the needs and justifications for the implementation of all-Black male academies in urban areas.