Historically Black Colleges And Universities: Triumphs, Troubles, and Taboos

Hardcover | January 6, 2009

EditorMarybeth Gasman, Christopher L. Tudico

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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 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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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...

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 ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 8.59 × 5.67 × 0.77 inPublished:January 6, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introductory Essay--Marybeth Gasman and Christopher Tudico * 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 * On Firm Foundations:  African American Black College Graduates and Their Doctoral Student Development in the Ivy League--Pamela Felder Thompson * Bennett and Spelman Colleges: Creating Black Female Ph.D.s in the Sciences--Shannon Gary * Social Justice, Visionary and Career Project: The Discourses of Black Women Leaders at Black Colleges--Gaetane Jean-Marie * McCarthyism and its Impact on Two Historically Black Colleges and Universities in Pennsylvania: Cheyney and Lincoln Universities--Patricia C. Williams * The Forgotten GI:  The Servicemen’s Readjustment Act and Black Colleges--Meghan Wilson * Race, Social Justice, and the Jackson State Shootings--Mark S. Giles * On Opposite Sides of the Track:  New Orleans’ Urban University in Black and White--Valera T. Francis and Amy E. Wells * The Impact of a Federal Civil Rights Investigation on Central State University of Ohio, 1981–2005--Kristin Safier * The Retention Planning Process at Texas Southern University:  A Case Study--Jacqueline Fleming, Albert Tezeno, and Sylvia Zamora * Color and Class at the Black College: The Promulgation of Elitist Attitudes at Black Colleges--Bianca Taylor * Not a Laughing Matter: The Portrayals of Black Colleges on Television--Adam Parrott-Sheffer * Sexual Behavior Patterns and Sexual Risk-taking among Women and Men at a Historically Black University--Nelwyn B. Moore, J. Kenneth Davidson, Sr., and Robert Davis      

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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