African American Fraternities and Sororities: The Legacy and the Vision

African American Fraternities and Sororities: The Legacy and the Vision

5.0 1
by Tamara L. Brown
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

The first African American fraternities and sororities were established at the turn of the twentieth century to encourage leadership, racial pride, and academic excellence among black college students confronting the legacy of slavery and the indignities of Jim Crow segregation. Among their ranks are legendary artists, politicians, theologians, inventors,

See more details below

Overview

The first African American fraternities and sororities were established at the turn of the twentieth century to encourage leadership, racial pride, and academic excellence among black college students confronting the legacy of slavery and the indignities of Jim Crow segregation. Among their ranks are legendary artists, politicians, theologians, inventors, intellectuals, educators, civil rights leaders, and athletes. Offering a comprehensive overview of the historical, cultural, political, and social circumstances that propelled the creation of these groups, African American Fraternities and Sororities references the profound contributions that black Greek-Letter organizations and their members have made to American history.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Contributors:Tamara L. Brown, PhD - Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky

Gregory S. Parks, JD, PhD - Assistant Professor of Law, Wake Forest University School of Law

Clarenda M. Phillips, PhD - Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Morehead State University

Joanne Belknap, PhD — Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Colorado-Boulder

Tyra Black, MS — Executive Director, My Brother's Keeper, Inc.

Carol D. Branch, PhD — Director, Student Resources Center, Otis College of Art and Design

Jerryl Briggs, Sr., EdD - Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, Central State University

Anne S. Butler, PhD — Director, Center of Excellence for the Study of Kentucky African Americans, Kentucky State University

Crystal Renée Chambers, JD, PhD - Assistant Professor, Higher, Adult and Counselor Education, East Carolina UniversityJames Coaxum, III, PhD - Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Educational Leadership, Rowan University

Gloria Harper Dickenson, PhD — former Associate Professor and Chair, Department of African American Studies, The College of New Jersey

Tina L. Fletcher, Ed.M. - Secondary Educator, Anacostia Senior High School, Washington, D.C.

Jennifer Ginsburg — Forensic Interviewer, Sag Harbor Child Advocacy Center

Jessica C. Harris, PhD - Assistant Professor, Department of Historical Studies, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville

Robert L. Harris, Jr., PhD - Professor, Africana Studies, Cornell University

William H. Harris, PhD — President, Alabama State University

Danielle C. Heard, PhD - Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of California-Davis

Marcia D. Hernandez, PhD — Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of the PacificTed N. Ingram, PhD - Assistant Professor, Department of Student Development, Bronx Community College, C.U.N.Y.

Kenneth Mack, JD, PhD — Professor, Harvard Law School

Marcella L. McCoy Deh, PhD — Director of Honors Program, Philadelphia University

Anita K. McDaniel, PhD - Associate Professor, Department of Communication Studies, University of North Carolina-Wilmington

Andre McKenzie EdD — Vice President, Academic Support Services, Special and Opportunity Programs, St. John's University

Cheryl L. Nuñez, MEd — Vice Provost for Diversity, Xavier University

Sandra Mizumoto Posey, PhD — Director, Learning Communities and First Year Success and Associate Professor, Institute for Women's Studies and Services, Metropolitan State College of Denver.

Rashawn Ray, PhD - Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Maryland-College Park

Said Sewell, PhD — Associate Professor, Political Science and Executive Director, Academic Success Center, Fort Valley State University

Craig L. Torbenson, PhD — Associate Professor, Department of History, Witchita State University

MaryBeth Walpole, PhD - Associate Professor, Department of Educational Services, Administration, and Higher Education, Rowan University

Michael H. Washington, EdD — Professor, History Department, Director, Afro-American Studies, Northern Kentucky University

Deborah Elizabeth Whaley, PhD — Assistant Professor, Department of American Studies, University of Iowa" —

"One of the first scholarly works published on BGLOs, African American Fraternities and Sororities not only provides a history of these overlooked organizations and their impact on America but serves as an unbiased testament to the intellect, dignity, commitment, and courage of the 'Divine Nine' in their struggles against recial injustice." — Tennessee Historical Commission" —

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813138220
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
Publication date:
03/11/2005
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
512
Sales rank:
1,346,693
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

Tamara L. Brown, associate professor of psychology at the University of Kentucky, is a founding member of the Pi Mu chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority at Longwood University in Virginia.Gregory S. Parks, assistant professor of law at Wake Forest University School of Law, is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. He is the editor of Black Greek-Letter Organizations in the 21st Century: Our Fight Has Just Begun and coeditor of Alpha Phi Alpha: A Legacy of Greatness, the Demands of TranscendenceClarenda M. Phillips is professor of sociology and chair of the Department of Sociology, Criminology, and Social Work at Morehead State University.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >