ERIC Number: ED152185
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
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The Lengthening Shadow of Slavery. A Historical Justification for Affirmative Action for Blacks in Higher Education.
Fleming, John E.; And Others
Affirmative action programs are under attack in the 1970's. The country seems to be forgetting that the legacy of slavery is still with us. To act justly in the present and future, the past must be recalled because in large measure it shaped present conditions. Selected events in the history of black people in America, and certain key factors that impeded or enhanced their struggle to acquire an education illustrate this. The lengthening shadow of slavery can be shortened and eliminated; a sustained commitment to affirmative action is necessary to rectify generations of denial. (MSE)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Black Education, Black History, Educational Discrimination, Educational History, Higher Education, Racial Discrimination, Slavery, United States History
Howard University Press, 2935 Upton Street NW, Washington, DC 20008 ($5.95)
Publication Type: Books
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Sponsor: Howard Univ., Washington, DC. Inst. for the Study of Educational Policy.
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