ERIC Number: EJ848121
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: 15
Civil Rights Era Movers and Shakers in Higher Education: From Grassroots to Curricular Reform at San Francisco State College, 1967-1969
Thompson, Carolyn J.
American Educational History Journal, v31 n2 p109-115 2004
Thoughts of college student protests during the late 1960's and early 1970's often ignite memories of demonstrations against the Vietnam War. Stories of college student activism during the these years underplay the Civil Rights focus of African American students that preceded and paralleled the more salient Vietnam War protests. Less attention in the research literature has been given to the student movement at San Francisco State College where the first Black Studies and Ethnic Studies Departments were established. The San Francisco State student movement and protests sought to bring about racial equality in college access, curricular reform, and degree attainment for African Americans. This study focuses on the events leading to and during the strike at San Francisco State College. The study explores the importance long-range planning played, along with the role of the African American community and other ethnic community groups who were underrepresented as college attendees at that time, in the success of the strike.
Descriptors: Educational History, United States History, War, Civil Rights, Activism, College Students, Strikes, African American Students, State Colleges, Curriculum Development, Black Studies, Role, African American Community, Long Range Planning, Disproportionate Representation, Student College Relationship, Change Agents
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