ERIC Number: ED117213
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Oct-24
Reference Count: 0
The Historically Black Public College in an Integrated Society.
Jordan, Vernon E., Jr.
The nature of institutions of higher education and their interaction with the larger society is discussed. The societal environment in which the university operates is said to be characterized by national withdrawal from the goals of equal opportunity and from humane principles that make up the basis for a viable educational system. In light of recent economic and fiscal problems, restricted access to college education for blacks and minorities is said to be occurring. Two important facts about the black college experience are said to be the vital role played by traditionally black institutions and the equally important role played by public institutions. Although the dismantling of dual educational systems is seen as necessary, ways to preserve valuable attributes of those institutions that have historically served the minority community within the framework of integration need to be developed. The concept of integration is said not to be at issue here, but the manner in which integration is conducted. Integration that becomes synonymous with the destruction of historic black institutions and black community strengths is not accepted. (Author/AM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Address at the National Urban League inaugural ceremonies (Nashville, Tennessee, October 24, l975)