Advancing Democracy: African Americans and the Struggle for Access and Equity in Higher Education in Texas / Edition 1

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Shabazz reveals that the development of black higher education in Texas played a pivotal role in the challenge to Jim Crow education nationwide. He details the creation of the Texas University Movement in the 1880s and credits the efforts of blacks who fought for better resources for segregated black colleges in the years before Brown v. Board of Education.

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"Exhibits an engaging, lively writing style. . . . The students and local leaders in this tradition of sacrifice are at the heart of this excellent historical work."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807855058
  • Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
  • Publication date: 1/30/2004
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 376
  • Sales rank: 1,145,265
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Amilcar Shabazz is a professor in the department of American studies and director of the African American studies program at the University of Alabama. He is coeditor of The Forty Acres Documents: What Did the United States Really Promise the People Freed from Slavery?

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Table of Contents

1 As Separate as the Fingers: Higher Education in Texas from Promise to Problem, 1865-1940
2 The All-Out War for Democracy in Education: Ideological Struggle and the Texas University Movement 34
3 Lift the Seventy-Five-Year-Old Color Ban and Raise UT's Standards: University Students for Democracy before Sweatt 66
4 This Is White Civilization's Last Stand: University Desegregation before Brown 95
5 Democracy Is on the March in Texas: Black Equity versus White Power, 1955-1957 138
6 Plowing around Africans on Aryan Plantations: Access without Equity at Texas Universities, 1958-1965 196
Coda 218
Notes 223
Bibliography 281
Index 295
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