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ERIC Number: EJ1017291
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0017-8055
Leaving the Space Better than You Found It through Song: Music, Diversity, and Mission in One Black Student Organization
Deckman, Sherry L.
Harvard Educational Review, v83 n2 p279-294 Sum 2013
In recounting the history and present dynamics in the Kuumba Singers of Harvard College, Sherry Deckman presents a portrait of what it means to leave a space better than you found it through song. The story of Kuumba--Harvard's oldest black student organization and now its largest multicultural organization--is told through the experiences of Sheldon K. X. Reid, the group's professional director. Issues and tensions of diversity and community surface, and we learn how Kuumba has become a space where lost cultural practices are revived through music to create a campus home and family for members of diverse backgrounds.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts
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