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Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Historically Black Colleges and Universities

An Encyclopedia

  • Author: F. Erik Brooks,Glenn L. Starks
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 0313394156
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 338
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An encyclopedia covering the history of historically black colleges and universities provides detailed information on each institution, major events, individuals, and affliated organizations and includes discussion of both historical and contemporary events that affect the schools.

White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities

White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities

  • Author: White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (U.S.)
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: African American universities and colleges
  • Page: 16
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The Future of Historically Black Colleges and Universities

The Future of Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Ten Presidents Speak Out

  • Author: Carolyn O. Wilson Mbajekwe
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 0786484578
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 220
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Historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) were originally founded to provide the educational opportunities that other post-secondary schools had denied to black Americans. Today these schools face new challenges, and how they respond is shaped in large part by the men and women at the helm. Ten HBCU presidents speak out in this volume, addressing the fundamental issues confronting minority higher education. They discuss the historical role of black colleges; the current mission of HBCUs; and the effects of diversity programs, minority recruiting goals and globalization. Other topics include the impact of technology on college classrooms and the priorities and challenges in fundraising and development. Each chapter is devoted to the comments of one of the ten educators, and each includes a brief professional biography. An appendix includes profiles of historically black institutions.

Historically Black colleges and universities, 1976-1994

Historically Black colleges and universities, 1976-1994

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: DIANE Publishing
  • ISBN: 1428927867
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Success Factors of Young African American Women at a Historically Black College

Success Factors of Young African American Women at a Historically Black College

  • Author: Marilyn J. Ross
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780897897372
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 139
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Based on data gathered through hour-long interviews conducted by the author, explores the similarities and differences of obstacles faced by twenty women, born and raised in inner city environments, in their path to becoming college students.

Historically Black

Historically Black

Imagining Community in a Black Historic District

  • Author: Mieka Brand Polanco
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 0814785921
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 208
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In Historically Black, Mieka Brand Polanco examines the concept of community in the United States: how communities are experienced and understood, the complex relationship between human beings and their social and physical landscapes—and how the term “community” is sometimes conjured to feign a cohesiveness that may not actually exist. Drawing on ethnographic and historical materials from Union, Virginia, Historically Black offers a nuanced and sensitive portrait of a federally recognized Historic District under the category “Ethnic Heritage—Black.” Since Union has been home to a racially mixed population since at least the late 19th century, calling it “historically black” poses some curious existential questions to the black residents who currently live there. Union’s identity as a “historically black community” encourages a perception of the town as a monochromatic and monohistoric landscape, effectively erasing both old-timer white residents and newcomer black residents while allowing newer white residents to take on a proud role as preservers of history. Gestures to “community” gloss an oversimplified perspective of race, history and space that conceals much of the richness (and contention) of lived reality in Union, as well as in the larger United States. They allow Americans to avoid important conversations about the complex and unfolding nature by which groups of people and social/physical landscapes are conceptualized as a single unified whole. This multi-layered, multi-textured ethnography explores a key concept, inviting public conversation about the dynamic ways in which race, space, and history inform our experiences and understanding of community.

Historically Black Colleges and Universities Program

Historically Black Colleges and Universities Program

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: African American universities and colleges
  • Page: 25
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Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Triumphs, Troubles, and Taboos

  • Author: M. Gasman,Christopher L. Tudico
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230617263
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 252
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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.

Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Historically Black Colleges and Universities

  • Author: Charles L. Betsey
  • Publisher: Transaction Publishers
  • ISBN: 1412812194
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 165
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Beginning in the 1830s, public and private higher education institutions established to serve African-Americans operated in Pennsylvania and Ohio, the Border States, and the states of the old Confederacy. Until recently the vast majority of people of African descent who received post-secondary education in the United States did so in historically black institutions. Spurred on by financial and accreditation issues, litigation to assure compliance with court decisions, equal higher education opportunity for all citizens, and the role of race in admissions decisions, interest in the role, accomplishments, and future of Historically Black Colleges and Universities has been renewed. This volume touches upon these issues. Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are a diverse group of 105 institutions. They vary in size from several hundred students to over 10,000. Prior to Brown v. Board of Education, 90 percent of African-American postsecondary students were enrolled in HBCUs. Currently the 105 HBCUs account for 3 percent of the nation's educational institutions, but they graduate about one-quarter of African-Americans receiving college degrees. The competition that HBCUs currently face in attracting and educating African-American and other students presents both challenges and opportunities. Despite the fact that numerous studies have found that HBCUs are more effective at retaining and graduating African-American students than predominately white colleges, HBCUs have serious detractors. Perhaps because of the increasing pressures on state governments to assure that public HBCUs receive comparable funding and provide programs that will attract a broader student population, several public HBCUs no longer serve primarily African-American students. There is reason to believe, and it is the opinion of several contributors to this book, that in the changing higher education environment HBCUs will not survive, particularly those that are financially weak. The contributors to this volume provide cutting-edge data as well as solid social analysis of this major concern in black life--as well as American higher education as a whole.

Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Historically Black Colleges and Universities

  • Author: Alphonso W. Knight Sr.
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1499044968
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 340
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Alphonso W. Knight Sr., is a retired architectural engineer, teacher, and college administrator. He served as superintendent of buildings and grounds at Fessenden Academy in Martin, Florida and at Virginia Union University in Richmond, Virginia. He taught in the public school system is St. Louis, Missouri and taught at Forest Park College in St. Louis, Missouri. Coupled with his teaching, he practiced architecture. He earned a B.S. degree in architectural engineering from Hampton Institute in Hampton, Virginia in 1947, a M.A. degree in Mathematics from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri, and did further study at St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri. His work experience also includes alumni administration at both Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia and at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. He was a consultant in alumni affairs to more than 25 institutions of higher education.