ERIC Number: ED466709
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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Black Students in the Ivory Tower: African American Student Activism at the University of Pennsylvania, 1967-1990.
This book describes the circumstances surrounding the decision by the University of Pennsylvania to increase its black student enrollment and the consequences of that decision in the late 1960s and the early 1970s. Following a Preface, Chronology of the African American Student Movement, 1967-1978 and an introduction, Dual Organization on the Predominantly White Campus, the chapters are: (1) To Open the Doors of Opportunity; (2) Years of Discord, 1967 and 1968; (3) The Sit-in of 1969; (4) Reflections in the Mirror, Reflections in the Curriculum; (5) The Sojourn of the Afro-American Studies Program; (6) The Most Difficult Year, 1969-70; (7) Confronting Class and Disadvantage; (8) Is a Black Dormitory Voluntary Segregation?; (9) A Program for Any Undergraduate of Any Race; (10) The Sit-In of 1978 and the United Minorities Council; and (11) Assimilation, Pluralism, and Nationalism-Separatism. A conclusion discusses The Revolt against Assimilation. (Contains 464 endnotes and 202 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Activism, Affirmative Action, Black Students, College Admission, College Students, Educational History, Enrollment, Equal Education, Higher Education, Racial Discrimination, School Desegregation
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
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