9780520269224

The Black Revolution on Campus

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  • ISBN13:

    9780520269224

  • ISBN10:

    0520269225

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 8/6/2012
  • Publisher: Univ of California Pr
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Summary

The Black Revolution on Campusis the definitive account of an extraordinary but forgotten chapter of the black freedom struggle. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Black students organized hundreds of protests that sparked a period of crackdown, negotiation, and reform that profoundly transformed college life. At stake was the very mission of higher education. Black students demanded that public universities serve their communities; that private universities rethink the mission of elite education; and that black colleges embrace self-determination and resist the threat of integration. Most crucially, black students demanded a role in the definition of scholarly knowledge. Martha Biondi masterfully combines impressive research with a wealth of interviews from participants to tell the story of how students turned the slogan "black power" into a social movement. Vividly demonstrating the critical linkage between the student movement and changes in university culture, Biondi illustrates how victories in establishing Black Studies ultimately produced important intellectual innovations that have had a lasting impact on academic research and university curricula over the past 40 years. This book makes a major contribution to the current debate on Ethnic Studies, access to higher education, and opportunity for all.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsp. vii
Introduction. The Black Revolution on Campusp. 1
Moving toward Blackness: The Rise of Black Power on Campusp. 13
A Revolution Is Beginning: The Strike at San Francisco Statep. 43
A Turbulent Era of Transition: Black Students and a New Chicagop. 79
Brooklyn College Belongs to Us: The Transformation of Higher Education in New York Cityp. 114
Toward a Black University: Radicalism, Repression, and Reform at Historically Black Collegesp. 142
The Counterrevolution on Campus: Why Was Black Studies So Controversial?p. 174
The Black Revolution Off-Campusp. 211
What Happened to Black Studies?p. 241
Conclusion. Reflections on the Movement and Its Legacyp. 268
Notesp. 279
Selected Bibliographyp. 319
Acknowledgmentsp. 325
Photo Creditsp. 329
Indexp. 331
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