The purpose of this qualitative study was to understand how African American males feel about their schooling experiences. Eighteen participants were selected for this inquiry. This study took place in eastern North Carolina. Many African American males lack early learning experiences to adequately prepare for a positive schooling experience. The findings from this study might prove helpful for working with African American males in an educational setting.


Black Males, Graduation, Qualitative Research, Education

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Dr. Bell is an author, educator, researcher, poet, and presenter. He has published several articles regarding the education of African-American males. He currently resides in Raleigh, NC.

Dr. Bell received his AAS degree criminal justice technology from Craven Community College; BA in criminal justice from North Carolina Central University; MA in counseling and his doctorate in education leadership from Liberty University. Dr. Bell is a licensed school counselor and social studies teacher in Virginia and North Carolina respectively.

Correspondence regarding this article can be addressed directly to: Edward E. Bell at, edbell1906@yahoo.com.

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