ERIC Number: ED183092
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
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)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Activism, Agricultural Education, Alumni, Art Education, Athletics, Black Colleges, Blacks, College Libraries, Community Cooperation, Deans, Educational History, Extension Education, Federal Legislation, High Schools, Higher Education, Intellectual Disciplines, Land Grant Universities, Presidents, Schools of Education, State Legislation, Student Costs, Student Organizations, Technical Education, United States History, Vocational Education
University of Oklahoma Press, 1005 Asp Ave., Norman, OK 73019 ($12.50)
Publication Type: Books; Historical Materials
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