ERIC Number: EJ943043
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
Howard Thurman, Black Spirituality, and Critical Race Theory in Higher Education
Giles, Mark S.
Journal of Negro Education, v79 n3 p354-365 Sum 2010
This study examines aspects of Dr. Howard W Thurman's (1900-1982) career in higher education through the lenses of Black spirituality and critical race theory. The experiences of Howard Thurman offers distinct perspectives through which to interrogate the Black experience in American higher education and the intersections of race, religion and spirituality, Black leadership, and American racial politics related to education. Specifically. This study highlights the collectivist ethos of Black leaders, Black colleges, and racial uplift inspired spirituality shaped by and rooted in the African American experience. This study draws on historical methods and both primary and secondary sources to explore Thurman's influence on the American social and cultural landscape and in higher education.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Black Colleges, Religious Factors, African American Leadership, Critical Theory, Educational Experience, African American Achievement, African American Education, Spiritual Development, Beliefs, Politics of Education, Racial Discrimination, Racial Identification, African American Influences, Change Agents, Phenomenology
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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