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Unearthing promise and potential : our nation's historically Black colleges and universities

Publication Type:

Book

Source:

ASHE higher education report ; v. 35, no. 5, Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, CA, p.134 (2010)

Call Number:

Cubb 378.08 .E68 V.35:NO.5

URL:

http://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/8569325

Keywords:

African American universities and colleges, African Americans--Education (Higher)--United States

Abstract:

Contents: Historical origins of HBCUs -- Desegregation -- The language of higher education desegregation -- Pre-Brown cases -- Brown I and II -- Brown and HBCUs -- Post-Brown HBCU rebuttal -- Sanders v. Ellington -- Knight v. Alabama -- Fordice cases -- Post-Fordice to the present -- Students -- College choice -- Gender -- African American males -- African American females -- Campus environments -- Graduation and outcomes -- Presidential Leadership -- Faculty and Governance Issues -- Faculty diversity -- Critique of governance -- General overview of faculty issues -- Fundraising -- A history of fundraising -- Alumni giving -- Educating alumni early -- Issues of infrastructure -- Endowment size -- Federal and State Policy -- Legislation -- State policies toward HBCUs -- Curriculum -- Professional fields -- Graduate work -- Black medical schools and medical education -- Engineering at HBCUs -- Accreditation -- Conclusion and Thoughts About the Future -- Historically Black Colleges and Universities.; Summary: Born out of extreme racism and shepherded through the centuries by enduring hope, the nation's historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have educated countless African Americans. These institutions, which boast great diversity, are treasures that illuminate the talent and potential of African Americans. This volume provides an overview of the salient issues facing HBCUs as well as the many contributions that these historic institutions make to our country as a whole -- From back cover.