Higher Education for African Americans before the Civil Rights Era, 1900-1964 by Marybeth Gasman
29 (Perspectives on the History of Higher Education)

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This volume examines the evolution of higher education opportunities for African Americans in the early and mid-twentieth century. It contributes to understanding how African Americans overcame great odds to obtain advanced education in their own institutions, how they asserted themselves to gain control over those institutions, and how they persisted despite discrimination and intimidation in both northern and southern universities.

Following an introduction by the editors are contributions by Richard M. Breaux, Louis Ray, Lauren Kientz Anderson, Timothy Reese Cain, Linda M. Perkins, and Michael Fultz.

Contributors consider the expansion and elevation of African American higher education. Such progress was made against heavy odds—the "separate but equal" policies of the segregated South, less overt but pervasive racist attitudes in the North, and legal obstacles to obtaining equal rights.


About Marybeth Gasman

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Marybeth Gasman is a professor of higher education at the University of Pennsylvania. Her work explores philanthropy and historically black colleges, black leadership, contemporary fundraising issues at black colleges, and African-American giving. Roger L. Geiger is Distinguished Professor of Higher Education, Pennsylvania State University, and editor of Perspectives on the History of Higher Education.
Published August 14, 2012 by Transaction Publishers. 200 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Professional & Technical, Religion & Spirituality, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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