African American Fraternities and Sororities: The Legacy and the Vision / Edition 1

African American Fraternities and Sororities: The Legacy and the Vision / Edition 1

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by Tamara L. Brown
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0813123445

ISBN-13: 9780813123448

Pub. Date: 03/11/2005

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

African American Fraternities and Sororities: The Legacy and the Vision explores the rich past and bright future of the nine Black Greek-Letter organizations that make up the National Pan-Hellenic Council. In the long tradition of African American benevolent and secret societies, intercollegiate African American fraternities and sororities have strong

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African American Fraternities and Sororities: The Legacy and the Vision explores the rich past and bright future of the nine Black Greek-Letter organizations that make up the National Pan-Hellenic Council. In the long tradition of African American benevolent and secret societies, intercollegiate African American fraternities and sororities have strong traditions of fostering brotherhood and sisterhood among their members, exerting considerable influence in the African American community, and being on the forefront of civic action, community service, and philanthropy. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Toni Morrison, Arthur Ashe, Carol Moseley Braun, Bill Cosby, Sarah Vaughan, George Washington Carver, Hattie McDaniel, and Bobby Rush are among the many trailblazing members of these organizations. The rolls of African American fraternities and sororities serve as a veritable who's who among African American leadership in the United States and abroad. African American Fraternities and Sororities places the history of these organizations in context, linking them to other movements and organizations that predated them and tying their history to one of the most important eras of United States history -- the Civil Rights struggle. African American Fraternities and Sororities explores various cultural aspects of these organizations such as auxilliary groups, branding, calls, stepping, and the unique role of African American sororities. It also explores such contemporary issues as sexual aggression and alcohol use, college adjustment, and pledging, and provides a critique of Spike Lee's film School Daze, the only major motion picture to portray African American fraternities and sororities as a central theme. The year 2006 will mark the centennial anniversary of the intercollegiate African American fraternity and sorority movement. Yet, to date, little scholarly attention has been paid to these organizations and the men and women who founded and perpetuated them. African American Fraternities and Sororities reveals the vital social and political functions of these organizations and places them within the history of not only the African American community but the nation as a whole.

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ISBN-13:
9780813123448
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
Publication date:
03/11/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
1.25(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction: Black Greek- Letter Organization Scholarship: A Look Backward, a Look Forward Tamara L. Brown Gregory S. Parks Clarenda M. Phillips 1

1 Pledged to Remember: Africa in the Life and Lore of Black Greek-Letter Organizations Gloria Harper Dickinson 9

2 The Origin and Evolution of College Fraternities and Sororities Craig L. Torbenson 33

3 Faith and Fraternalism: A History Jessica Harris Said Sewell 63

4 Black Fraternal and Benevolent Societies in Nineteenth-Century America Anne S. Butler 75

5 The Grand Boulé at the Dawn of a New Century: Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity William H. Harris 101

6 Education, Racial Uplift, and the Rise of the Greek-Letter Tradition: The African American Quest for Status in the Early Twentieth Century Michael H. Washington Cheryl L. Nuñez 141

7 In the Beginning: The Early History of the Divine Nine André McKenzie 183

8 Lobbying Congress for Civil Rights: The American Council on Human Rights, 1948- 1963 Robert L. Harris Jr 213

9 Academic Achievement of African American Fraternities and Sororities Crystal Renée Chambers MaryBeth Walpole James Coaxum III 233

10 Lucy Diggs Slowe: Not a Matron but an Administrator Lisa Rasheed 249

11 A Social History of Everyday Practice: Sadie T. M. Alexander and the Incorporation of Black Women into the American Legal Profession, 1925-1960 Kenneth W. Mack 267

12 Sister Acts: Resistance in Sweetheart and Little Sister Programs Mindy Stombler Irene Padavic 289

13 The Body Art of Brotherhood Sandra Mizumoto Posey 307

14 Calls: An Inquiry into Their Origin, Meaning, and Function Marcella L. McCoy 331

15 Variegated Roots: The Foundations of Stepping Carol D. Branch 351

16 What a Man: The Relationship between Black Fraternity Stereotypes and Black Sorority Mate Selection Marcia D. Hernandez Anita McDaniel LaVerne Gyant Tina Fletcher 377

17 Racism, Sexism, and Aggression: A Study of Black and White Fraternities Tyra Black Joanne Belknap Jennifer Ginsburg 395

18 The Empty Space of African American Sorority Representation: Spike Lee's School Daze Deborah Elizabeth Whaley 425

19 "Bloody, but Unbowed": Making Meaning of "Invictus" and "If-" the Shaping of a Collective Black Greek Identity Rashawn Ray Danielle Heard Ted Ingram 445

20 The Continuing Presence of Hazing during the Fraternity Membership Intake Process Post 1990 Jerryl Briggs 477

Selected Bibliography 497

List of Contributors 511

Index 515

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Guest More than 1 year ago
I learned so much history from this book and that is really hard to find without being in a/the organization. It goes into details about the first fraternities and sororities black and white. It has collective data and charts to see the many organizations that are out there. This book was helpful to me in explaining things. I think it should be read exactly before somone pledges (if they are thinking about it) because it will enhance the seriousness and the importance of why people join the organizations. Not for colors, not for show, but for social activites and service comittment towards the community.
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