Shelter in a Time of Storm: How Black Colleges Fostered Generations of Leadership and Activism (Hardback)
  • Shelter in a Time of Storm: How Black Colleges Fostered Generations of Leadership and Activism (Hardback)
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Shelter in a Time of Storm: How Black Colleges Fostered Generations of Leadership and Activism (Hardback)

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Hardback 352 Pages / Published: 28/02/2019
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For generations, historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have been essential institutions for the African American community. Their nurturing environments not only provided educational advancement but also catalyzed the Black Freedom Struggle, forever altering the political destiny of the United States. In this book, Jelani Favors offers a history of HBCUs from the 1837 founding of Cheyney State University to the present, told through the lens of how they fostered student activism.

Favors chronicles the development and significance of HBCUs through stories from institutions such as Cheyney State University, Tougaloo College, Bennett College, Alabama State University, Jackson State University, Southern University, and North Carolina A&T. He demonstrates how HBCUs became a refuge during the oppression of the Jim Crow era, and illustrates the central role their campus communities played during the Civil Rights and Black Power movements. Throughout this definitive history of how HBCUs became a vital seedbed for politicians, community leaders, reformers, and activists, Favors emphasizes what he calls an unwritten ""second curriculum"" at HBCUs, one that offered students a grounding in idealism, racial consciousness, and cultural nationalism.

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9781469648330
Number of pages: 352
Dimensions: 235 x 155 mm


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This vivid exploration of an important topic is a must-read for anyone interested in higher education and HBCUs in particular.--Library Journal, starred review

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