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ERIC Number: EJ1120652
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1534-9322
We Are Family: I Got All My (HBCU) Sisters With Me
Jackson, Hope; Jackson, Karen Keaton
Composition Studies, v44 n2 p153-157 Fall 2016
Though HBCUs represent a small number of higher education institutions across the U.S., they remain crucial sites for educating and empowering African American students and, as we discuss here, writers. Yet it's rare to see HBCUs represented consistently at professional conferences about composition studies and writing centers. As a result, the field of composition studies often misses the voices and contributions of those who work with some of the most diverse student populations. In this article, the authors show that when HBCUs are intentionally approached via a variety of communication methods, they are likely to galvanize and support each other through collaborative efforts. Specifically, the authors share their own stories as HBCU writing center directors to show how their institutions can contribute greatly to mainstream scholarship and professional organizations when they are supported, valued, and heard.
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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: North Carolina
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