Historically Black Colleges and Universities Triumphs, Troubles, and Taboos

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  • Copyright: 2008-11-15
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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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.

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Illustrationsp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Triumphsp. 13
For Alma Mater and The Fund: The United Negro College Fund's National Pre-Alumni Council and the Creation of the Next Generation of Donorsp. 15
On Firm Foundations: African American Black College Graduates and Their Doctoral Student Development in the Ivy Leaguep. 27
Bennett and Spelman Colleges: Creating Black Female PhDs in the Sciencesp. 41
Social Justice, Visionary, and Career Project: The Discourses of Black Women Leaders at Black Collegesp. 53
Troublesp. 75
McCarthyism's Effect on Black Colleges in Pennsylvania: A Historical Case Study of Cheyney and Lincoln Universitiesp. 77
The Forgotten GI: The Servicemen's Readjustment Act and Black Colleges, 1944-54p. 93
Race, Social Justice, and the Jackson State University Shootingsp. 105
On Opposite Sides of the Track: New Orleans' Urban Universities in Black and Whitep. 121
The Impact of a Federal Civil Rights Investigation on Central State University of Ohio, 1981-2005p. 143
The Retention Planning Process at Texas Southern University: A Case Studyp. 163
Taboosp. 187
Color and Class: The Promulgation of Elitist Attitudes at Black Collegesp. 189
Not a Laughing Matter: The Portrayals of Black Colleges on Televisionp. 207
Sexual Behavior Patterns and Sexual Risk-Taking among Women and Men at a Historically Black Universityp. 223
Notes on Contributorsp. 241
Indexp. 245
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