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ERIC Number: ED533270
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 224
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: ISBN-0-8077-4864-1
Radicalizing the Ebony Tower: Black Colleges and the Black Freedom Struggle in Mississippi. Reflective History
Williamson, Joy Ann
Teachers College Press
This path-breaking examination of Black colleges in Mississippi during Civil Rights and Black Power Movements offers a unique opportunity to understand how institutions are transformed into libratory agents. Williamson examines how campus constituents negotiated and clashed over local, state, and national pressures against the backdrop of the highly contentious conflict between those determined to protect racial hierarchy and others equally determined to cripple white supremacy. She shows how students challenged the notion of the university as an ivory tower aloof from community affairs and documents how these colleges tried to resolve the tension between activism and academics. Through the words and deeds of actual participants, this profoundly moving account also provides firsthand knowledge of how students balanced their pursuit of higher education with campus and societal reform.
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Mississippi