The Fight to Legitimize Blackness: How Black Students Changed the University

The Fight to Legitimize Blackness: How Black Students Changed the University

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My dissertation examines the black student protest movement at white universities in the late 1960s, with a specific focus on the University of California at Los Angeles, the University of Washington, and the University of Texas at Austin. I argue that these protests marked a new relationship between black students and white institutions. Blacks demanded that the university provide space, resources, and tools where blacks could gain the skills and knowledge needed to improve the impoverished conditions of black communities. Using confrontational and theatrical protest tactics, Black Student Unions were successful in creating new institutional structures, ideologies, and bureaucracies.Chapter Four: Scholars in Struggle: The Faculty Development Program at UCLA Clayborne Carson probably felt like he was ... Carson entered the graduate program in history in 1969 with minimal academic background in American history.


Title:The Fight to Legitimize Blackness: How Black Students Changed the University
Author: Craig Collisson
Publisher:ProQuest - 2008
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