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Publication Date: 1971
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New Perspectives on Black Studies.
Blassingame, John W., Ed.
The essays in this collection have been compiled in an effort to answer some of the complex questions posed by Black Studies. Nathan Hare, Roger Rischer, June Jordan, Michelle Russell, and DeVere E. Pentony explain the rationale for Black Studies. They contend that such programs would help the Negro to form a clearer sense of his own worth and white men to accept him as a human being. They insist that such programs are essential in the formation of a black intelligentsia and efforts to improve the black community. The essays in Part Two focus on some of the problems involved in the establishment of Black Studies programs. Kenneth Clark and Stephen Lythcott debate the advisability of establishing programs which exclude whites. Eldon Johnson, Jack J. Cardoso, Clark, Eugene Genovese, W. Arthur Lewis, and John Blassingame call for a more dispassionate approach to the whole question. Joanna Schneider, Robert Zangrando, and Blassingame argue that the historian by his moral insensitivity or conscious efforts to support white supremacy has made the Negro the "invisible man" of American history. The Appendix contains a Model Program in Afro-American Studies prepared by several scholars. Discussing the rationale, the objectives, and the courses which should be included in Black Studies, these scholars claim that their Model can be used as a point of departure for colleges which are planning or reviewing such programs. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Black Culture, Black History, Black Literature, Black Power, Black Students, Black Studies, College Curriculum, College Programs, College Students, Curriculum Development, Ghettos, Higher Education, Program Development, United States History, Urban Population
Univ. of Illinois Press, Urbana, Ill. 61801 ($2.95)
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