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Martynovych, Evan – ProQuest LLC, 2019
The research question asked in this paper is: "How can white activists working within person of color led food justice organizations examine their own privilege to more effectively support and contribute to food justice work?" The topics of literature used to inform this study were Whiteness Education/Anti-Racism, Food Justice,…
Descriptors: Whites, Activism, Racial Attitudes, Racial Bias
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Mills, ShaVonte' – History of Education Quarterly, 2021
This article examines Black parents' efforts to establish and secure quality education for their children in antebellum Boston, Massachusetts. It situates the African School, a Black-owned cultural institution, within Black nationalist politics and reveals how the schoolhouse became a site of political tension between Black Bostonians and the…
Descriptors: African American Education, African American Institutions, African American Students, Politics of Education
Stuart, Reginald – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2010
Bloomfield College, started in the mid-1800s by the Presbyterian Church as a school for German ministers immigrating to the United States, today proudly stands among the nation's predominantly Black colleges. It is a status the small private college did not seek and only fully embraced after a painful evolution marked by racial demographic changes…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, African American Institutions, Private Colleges, Educational Change
Bieze, Michael Scott, Ed.; Gasman, Marybeth, Ed. – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012
Booker T. Washington, a founding father of African American education in the United States, has long been studied, revered, and reviled by scholars and students. Born into slavery, freed and raised in the Reconstruction South, and active in educational reform through the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Washington sought to use…
Descriptors: Educational History, United States History, African American Achievement, African American Education
Gasman, Marybeth – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012
The Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, is one of only four predominantly Black medical schools in the United States. Among its illustrious alumni are surgeons general of the United States, medical school presidents, and numerous other highly regarded medical professionals. This book tells the engrossing history of this venerable…
Descriptors: Minority Groups, African American Institutions, African Americans, Racial Relations
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Ray, Pamela E. – Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 2010
The Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) has defined its legacy. The HBCU developed campuses to prepare African-Americans for a variety of careers. They are considered to be specialized educational system within higher education. This system provided a way for many African-Americans to showcase their intellectual abilities. The HBCU's…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Black Colleges, Ethnic Diversity, Institutional Mission
Frillman, Sharron Ann – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This phenomenological study examined the experiences of twelve female African Americans enrolled as fulltime undergraduate engineering students at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, an historically Black university, and seven female African Americans enrolled as undergraduate engineering students at Purdue University in…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Qualitative Research, African American Institutions, Engineering
Ruffins, Paul – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2009
The University of the District of Columbia's problems are so deep and longstanding that some people thought it would take a rocket scientist to figure them out. So a year ago, its board of trustees appointed as president Dr. Allen Sessoms, the former Delaware State University president and Yale University-trained physicist who spent years sniffing…
Descriptors: African American Institutions, City Government, Governing Boards, Open Enrollment
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Gasman, Marybeth – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2010
On February 6, 2009, the president of Clark Atlanta University, an historically black institution in Atlanta, Georgia, terminated 55 full-time faculty members without notice. Many of these faculty members had tenure. These individuals, some of whom had worked at the university for over 15 years while making $45,000 a year as associate professors…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Tenure, Academic Freedom, African American Institutions
Green-Powell, Patricia A.; Hilton, Adriel A.; Joseph, Crystal L. – Online Submission, 2011
Since their founding, the Black churches have strived to implement and fulfill their missions. These institutions acknowledge the importance to become actively involved in the community as well as engaged in the lives of young people. Black churches are faced with unique challenges every day, however, they provide significant number of resources…
Descriptors: Social Support Groups, Elementary Secondary Education, Churches, Partnerships in Education
Hawkins, B. Denise – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2011
While it has been just two years since Dr. Lorenzo Esters joined the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities, or APLU, his efforts to orchestrate new partners while forging coalitions appear to be yielding fruit. Dr. Esters is charged with representing the interests of 18 Black land-grant colleges and public Black colleges and…
Descriptors: Global Education, Land Grant Universities, Black Colleges, Advocacy
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Leak, Halima N.; Reid, Chera D. – International Journal of Educational Advancement, 2010
Examining Black church support of higher education in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, this article highlights the longstanding project of African-American self-determination. Motivated donors, many of who would not in their lifetime see the fruits of their gifts, made faithful investments in the project of racial uplift.…
Descriptors: Fund Raising, Higher Education, Black Colleges, Private Financial Support
Butler-Mokoro, Shannon A. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church, like many historically black denomination over the years, has been actively involved in social change and racial uplift. The concepts of racial uplift and self-determination dominated black social, political, and economic thought throughout the late-eighteenth into the nineteenth century. Having…
Descriptors: African Americans, Higher Education, Race, Literacy Education
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Nyirenda, Stanley M.; Gong, Tao – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2010
This study of a Mid Atlantic Historically Black Institution (MAHBI) examines cognitive, social, and institutional factors to identify those that are most critical in contributing to the steady decline of the rate of student retention for this institution and others with similar characteristics. Secondary source data pertaining to three cohorts…
Descriptors: African American Institutions, Black Colleges, Land Grant Universities, Institutional Characteristics
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Avery, Sheldon – Academic Questions, 2009
The federal Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, defines a "historically" black institution of higher education as "any historically black college or university that was established prior to 1964, whose principle mission was, and is, the education of black Americans." They are usually referred to as HBCUs. Most private…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Black Colleges, African American Institutions, War
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