ERIC Number: ED111305
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Texas Southern University: From Separation to Special Designation.
Lash, John S.; And Others
Texas Southern University was created in a decisive period of racial turmoil in national affairs, a period which eventually resulted in dramatic and far reaching changes in legal and societal accommodations of the ambitions and aspirations of minority people. Higher education was an arena of conflict in the forefront of civil rights struggles, and the establishment of Texas Southern in 1947 was an historic stratagem in the legal effort to determine the future of racial segregation in American higher education. The monograph is a summary and analysis of the history and functions of Texas Southern as a predominantly Black college emerging as a "special purpose institution of higher education education for urban programming," an enterprise in cultural pluralism. Consideration is given to the social and political implications of the founding of the institution and to its changing role as well as the dynamics of the "urban university" status. (JMF)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: John Hay Whitney Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Texas Southern Univ., Houston.