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Historically Black colleges and universities play a vital role in the education of African Americans in the United States. For nearly 150 years, these institutions have trained the leadership of the Black community, graduating the nation's African American teachers, doctors, lawyers, and scientists. Despite the wealth of new research on Black colleges, there are topics that remain untouched and accomplishments that go unnoticed by the scholarly community. The chapters in this edited volume focus on topics that ...
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Overview

Historically Black colleges and universities play a vital role in the education of African Americans in the United States. For nearly 150 years, these institutions have trained the leadership of the Black community, graduating the nation's African American teachers, doctors, lawyers, and scientists. Despite the wealth of new research on Black colleges, there are topics that remain untouched and accomplishments that go unnoticed by the scholarly community. The chapters in this edited volume focus on topics that deserve further attention and that will push students, scholars, policymakers, and Black college administrators to reexamine their perspectives on and perceptions of Black colleges.
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"This is an excellent collection of essays about the enduring character, contributions and impact of Black colleges on American higher education and the larger society. It is further a solid contribution to an expanding literature on HBCUs as each chapter is based on seminal research that enhances our understanding of their unique role and mission.”—Alvin Schexnider, former president of Winston Salem State University and former interim president of Norfolk State University

“From the moment of their inception in the nineteenth century, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) simultaneously reflected and challenged the attitudes and assumptions of the dominant American society. Co-editors Gasman and Tudico have assembled a collection of essays that propel scholarship on HBCUs to a new and exciting level. These thoughtful and provocative essays cast a wide intellectual net; and in so doing, they remind us that the Black college is not a static institution forever frozen in a moment of time and potential. Anyone interested in the history, purpose, and promise of HBCUs must acquire this incredible book.—Darryl L. Peterkin, Ph.D., Senior Program Officer & Director of the Center to Serve Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Southern Education Foundation, Atlanta, Georgia

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230268968
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 12/9/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 972 KB

Meet the Author

Marybeth Gasman is Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. Her most recent book is Envisioning Black Colleges: A History of the United Negro College Fund (2007). Christopher L. Tudico is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Pennsylvania. He is interested in the history of Mexican American higher education.

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Table of Contents

List of Tables and Illustrations vii

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction Marybeth Gasman Christopher L. Tudico 1

1 Triumphs 13

1 For Alma Mater and The Fund: The United Negro College Fund's National Pre-Alumni Council and the Creation of the Next Generation of Donors Noah D. Drezner 15

2 On Firm Foundations: African American Black College Graduates and Their Doctoral Student Development in the Ivy League Pamela Felder Thompson 27

3 Bennett and Spelman Colleges: Creating Black Female PhDs in the Sciences Shannon Gary 41

4 Social Justice, Visionary, and Career Project: The Discourses of Black Women Leaders at Black Colleges Gaetane Jean-Marie 53

2 Troubles 75

5 McCarthyism's Effect on Black Colleges in Pennsylvania: A Historical Case Study of Cheyney and Lincoln Universities Patricia C. Williams 77

6 The Forgotten GI: The Servicemen's Readjustment Act and Black Colleges, 1944-54 Meghan Wilson 93

7 Race, Social Justice, and the Jackson State University Shootings Mark S. Giles 105

8 On Opposite Sides of the Track: New Orleans' Urban Universities in Black and White Valera T. Francis Amy E. Wells 121

9 The Impact of a Federal Civil Rights Investigation on Central State University of Ohio, 1981-2005 Kristen Safier 143

10 The Retention Planning Process at Texas Southern University: A Case Study Jacqueline Fleming Albert Tezeno Sylvia Zamora 163

3 Taboos 187

11 Color and Class: The Promulgation of Elitist Attitudes at Black Colleges Bianca Taylor 189

12 Not a Laughing Matter: The Portrayals of Black Colleges on Television Adam Parrott-Sheffer 207

13 Sexual Behavior Patterns and Sexual Risk-Taking among Women and Men at aHistorically Black University Nelwyn B. Moore J. Kenneth Davidson Sr. Robert Davis 223

Notes on Contributors 241

Index 245

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