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ERIC Number: ED431060
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jun-2
Pages: 265
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Black Hegemony, a Significant Influence in the School Success of High-Achieving African Americans.
Murphy, Jean C.
This is an interpretive study of the influence of Black Hegemony on the academic success of three successful African Americans: Clifton L. Taulbert, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Margaret Morgan Lawrence. All three spent their youth in southern communities strongly influenced by Jim Crow laws and customs, and their academic accomplishments were influenced by the extraordinary influence of Black Hegemony, a socialization process in the African American community that influences and facilitates academic success. Black Hegemony is defined as the complex ordering and patterning of behaviors, creeds, and ways of thinking, along with the educational traditions, practices, and values that are found in African American culture. Examining the lives of these three subjects shows how they were successfully socialized into the world of school and academia. Taulbert, businessman and well-known speaker, Lawrence, author and child psychiatrist, and Gates, author and historian, present unique voices and perspectives on African American life as affected by aspects of Black Hegemony, especially a belief in education as the key to success. (Contains 8 figures and 82 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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