ERIC Number: ED187279
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
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A History of Fisk University, 1865-1946.
Richardson, Joe M.
Covering the period from the beginnings of Fisk University through World War II, this narrative reviews the social and academic history of the institution. The problems of private universities, compounded by being black, are highlighted as are several events such as the student revolts of 1924-25, the appointment of the university's first black president, and the various socio-economic realities that impacted upon Fisk University's development. Chapters include: Laying the Foundation; From School to College; the Jubilee Singers; Era of Construction and Definition: 1875-1900; Head or Hand; Growth With McKenzie; The Student Revolt; A New Era; The Good Years; Depression and World War; Fisk as a Center of Scholarship and Culture; The Extracurriculum; and Alumni. Notes are provided for each chapter. Also provided are a list of illustrations, a bibliography, and an index. (LC)
Descriptors: Activism, Alumni, Black Colleges, Black Education, Black History, College Environment, College Faculty, College Presidents, Educational History, Higher Education, Private Colleges, Social Influences, Trend Analysis
The University of Alabama Press, P.O. Box 2877, University, AL 35486 ($19.50)
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Books
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers: Fisk University TN