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ERIC Number: ED183092
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Pages: 335
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Langston University. A History.
Patterson, Zella J. Black; Wert, Lynette L.
Oklahoma's Langston University, a land-grant college founded under the Morrill Act of 1890, is described. Its founding and growth in the Oklahoma Territory was intertwined with that of black settlers--new arrivals in the territory, some of them former slaves who gathered to establish a farming community and built a higher education institution for their children. The money for land purchase was raised and a high school opened, later adding college-level departments. Personal recollections of the early days as well as documentation of the triumphs and difficulties of the college are presented in this book. Chapter topics include: the city of Langston; legislation and the college; the presidents; vice presidents and academic deans; the normal school; the high school department; enrollment; expenses; student organziations; the student strike of 1928 and other protests; the library; the struggle for accreditation; athletics; the academic disciplines; and trade and technical education. (Author/MSE)
University of Oklahoma Press, 1005 Asp Ave., Norman, OK 73019 ($12.50)
Publication Type: Books; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A