Private Black Colleges at the Crossroads

Although it was slow in coming , private Black colleges eventually responded positively to the civil rights thrust of the New ... in their bold attempts to “ fill up the jails ” if necessary as 264 PRIVATE BLACK COLLEGES AT THE CROSSROADS.

Author: Daniel Calbert Thompson

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: STANFORD:36105042820303

Category: African American universities and colleges

Page: 330

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Black Colleges

Private black colleges at the crossroads . Westport , CT : Green- wood Press . Thompson , D. C. ( 1978 ) . Black college faculty and students : The nature of their interaction . In C. V. Willie & R. R. Edmonds ( Eds . ) , Black colleges ...

Author: M. Christopher Brown

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 1567505864

Category: African American universities and colleges

Page: 264

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Black colleges are central to the delivery of higher education. Notwithstanding, there is scant treatment of these key institutions in the research literature. There is a need for a comprehensive and cogent understanding of the primary characteristics of the policies and practices endemic to black colleges. This book provides the scholarly basis requisite to organize, give meaning to, and shape the analyses and applications of policy and practice within the black college. The collected chapters respond to the paucity of research literature addressing these institutions. In each chapter, the authors acknowledge the specific characterisics of black colleges that make them unique. Understanding the fundamental characteristics that shape black colleges is critical to gaining a comprehensive understanding of higher education at large. The policy and praxis challenges exhibited at black colleges serve as exemplars to how all colleges perform their respective functions in society. Black colleges serve as testimonies to the transformative power of adversity, and beacons of possibility in and era of retrenchment and ambiguity. These roles call on black colleges to aid and assist in creating an opportunity for educational change.

Envisioning Black Colleges

Lawrence Levine, Black Culture and Black Consciousness (New York: Oxford University Press, 1989); Daniel C. Thompson, Private Black Colleges at the Crossroads (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 1973). 3. Patricia Gurin and Edgar Epps, ...

Author: Marybeth Gasman

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801891854

Category: Education

Page: 288

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The first history of the UNCF, Envisioning Black Colleges draws attention to the significance of black colleges in higher education and the role they played in Americans’ struggle for equality.

Where Everybody Looks Like Me

Here are administrators, celebrities, alumni, and others whose lives are intricately tied to these institutions and their fate—whether they will remain strong and vital, or become a revered part of our cultural past.

Author: Ron Stodghill

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780062323279

Category: Education

Page: 272

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A richly reported account of the forces threatening America's historic black colleges and universities—and how diverse leaders nationwide are struggling to keep these institutions and black culture alive for future generations. American education is under siege, and few parts of the system are more threatened than black colleges and universities. Once hailed as national treasures, historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) such as Spelman College, Morehouse College, and Howard University—the backbone of the nation's black middle class which have produced legends including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Thurgood Marshall, and Oprah Winfrey—are in a fight for survival. The threats are numerous: Republican state legislators are determined to merge, consolidate, or shut down historically black colleges and universities; Ivy League institutions are poaching the best black high school students; President Obama's push for heightened performance standards, and cuts in loan funding from the U.S. Department of Education. In this tightly woven narrative full of intriguing characters, Where Everybody Looks Like Me chronicles this near breaking point for black colleges. Award-winning journalist Ron Stodghill offers a rare behind-closed-doors look into the private world of the boards of directors, the black intelligentsia, the leaders of business, law, politics, culture, and sports, and other influential figures involved in the debate and battle to save these institutions. Told from the perspective of a family, Where Everybody Looks Like Me shows their struggle to secure the best education for their child. Where Everybody Looks Like Me is a tale of vision and vanity—of boardroom backbiting, financial chicanery, idealism and passion. Here are administrators, celebrities, alumni, and others whose lives are intricately tied to these institutions and their fate—whether they will remain strong and vital, or become a revered part of our cultural past.


Private Black Colleges at the Crossroads by Daniel C. Thompson. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, Inc., 308 pages, $11.50. Black Educators in White Colleges by William Moore, Jr., and Lonnie H. Wagstaff. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, ...

Author: Thomas Sowell

Publisher: Hoover Press

ISBN: 9780817981136

Category: Education

Page: 204

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In the papers collected in Education: Assumptions versus History, Dr. Thomas Sowell takes a hard look at the state of education in our schools and universities. His imperative is to test the assumptions underlying contemporary educational policies and innovations against the historical and contemporary evidence.

Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Involvement, Interaction, and Satisfaction: the Human Environment at HBCUs. Review of Higher Education, ... The Private Negro College in a Racially-Integrated System of Higher Education. ... Private Black Colleges at the Crossroads.

Author: Charles L. Betsey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351515658

Category: Education

Page: 165

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Beginning in the 1830s, public and private higher education institutions established to serve African-Americans operated in Pennsylvania and Ohio, the Border States, and the states of the old Confederacy. Until recently the vast majority of people of African descent who received post-secondary education in the United States did so in historically black institutions. Spurred on by financial and accreditation issues, litigation to assure compliance with court decisions, equal higher education opportunity for all citizens, and the role of race in admissions decisions, interest in the role, accomplishments, and future of Historically Black Colleges and Universities has been renewed. This volume touches upon these issues. Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are a diverse group of 105 institutions. They vary in size from several hundred students to over 10,000. Prior to Brown v. Board of Education, 90 percent of African-American postsecondary students were enrolled in HBCUs. Currently the 105 HBCUs account for 3 percent of the nation's educational institutions, but they graduate about one-quarter of African-Americans receiving college degrees. The competition that HBCUs currently face in attracting and educating African-American and other students presents both challenges and opportunities. Despite the fact that numerous studies have found that HBCUs are more effective at retaining and graduating African-American students than predominately white colleges, HBCUs have serious detractors. Perhaps because of the increasing pressures on state governments to assure that public HBCUs receive comparable funding and provide programs that will attract a broader student population, several public HBCUs no longer serve primarily African-American students. There is reason to believe, and it is the opinion of several contributors to this book, that in the changing higher education environment HBCUs will not survive, particularly those that are

New Life for Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Black Colleges and Universities: A Crucial Resource (1978); Marian E. Brazziel, Black Colleges and Universities: How They ... Outlook of Black Colleges,” Daedalus (1971); Daniel Calbert Thompson, Private Black Colleges at the Crossroads ...

Author: Vann R. Newkirk

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786490998

Category: Education

Page: 288

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In December 2008, Georgia state senator Seth Harp ignited controversy when he proposed merging two historically black colleges with nearby predominately white colleges to save money. Less than a year later, Mississippi governor Haley Barbour sought to unite Mississippi’s three predominately black colleges. These efforts kindled renewed interest in historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) across the nation and the globe. In this study, HBCU officials and faculty attempt to identify the challenges that HBCUs face, explore the historic origin of HBCU management systems, and identify models of success that will improve the long-term viability of the HBCU. By analyzing HBCUs within a larger framework of American higher education and the cultural context in which HBCUs operate, these essays introduce a new paradigm in the quest to ensure that HBCUs continue to play an important role in the education of Americans of all races.

Survival of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Private black colleges at the crossroads. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights. (1991). Historically hlack colleges and universities and higher education desegregation.

Author: Edward Fort

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739181096

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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Survival of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities as edited by North Carolina A&T State University Chancellor Emeritus Edward Fort, conceptualizes the strategies, strategic planning energies, and delivery systems which might be of assistance to HBCU's as they continue to survive in this age of uncertainty. Its insightful chapters, as penned by Fort and a number of his colleagues (including former Presidents and Chancellors of Black campuses) are data driven and experientially based. The challenges encountered by the HBCU leaders are described as multiple and include fiscal accountability and the continued need to assist the public schools as related to the twin problems of the achievement gap and Clark's "Cult of Cultural Deprivation." The author and his colleagues outline viable strategies geared to address these challenges. The latter represent but two of a number of other challenges confronting HBCU's. These include, but are not limited to (1) enrollment competition with majority institutions, (2) cultivation of alumni support, (3) the garnering of fiscal equity via such avenues as increased federal agency and foundation/corporate support. Considerable space is devoted to the critical issue of institutional leadership. Here, strategies and delivery systems are explored as associated with the HBCU leader's aggressive determination to provide the best possible crucible of learning for students attending the institution. The issues of fiscal accountability and its ever-present spectra of prospective gloom and doom lurks as an enemy to be constantly confronted. Many pages are devoted to the conceptualization of prescriptive strategies, which can be applied to present day campus situations. Leaders of historically black campuses can benefit from these writings as these institutions constantly face the heartache of state revenue shortfall, private university funding sources evaporation and the demoralizing impact of cut backs in program, capital construction, and scholarship support. Creativity protocols are described in detail and forward moving processes poised for prospective success enunciated. Navigating the problem of K-12 economic inequality and its impact upon HBCU's is also explored, as well as the need to enhance "leveraging" for federal support, including the United States Department of Agriculture. Ultimately, alumni support is vigorously support, as an HBCU leadership must.

Unearthing Promise and Potential Our Nation s Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Writing in 1973, sociologist and black college faculty member Daniel C. Thompson included an extensive, more even-handed, discussion of black college presidents in his book Private Black Colleges at the Crossroads, examining their ...

Author: Gasman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470635100

Category: Education

Page: 154

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Born out of extreme racism and shepherded through the centuries by enduring hope, the nation's historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have educated countless African Americans. These institutions, which boast great diversity, are treasures that illuminate the talent and potential of African Americans. This volume provides an overview of the salient issues facing HBCUs as well as the many contributions that these historic institutions make to our country as a whole. Topics include Historic Origins of HBCUs Desegregation Students Presidental Leadership Faculty and Governance Issues Fundraising Federal and State Policy Curriculum Thoughts about the future With suggestions for additional reading, other references and an appendix of historically black colleges and universities by, this is a comprehensive and much-needed addition to the literature in the field on HBCUs. This is the fifth issue the 35th volume of the Jossey-Bass series ASHE Higher Education Report. Each monograph in the series is the definitive analysis of a tough higher education problem, based on thorough research of pertinent literature and institutional experiences. Topics are identified by a national survey. Noted practitioners and scholars are then commissioned to write the reports, with experts providing critical reviews of each manuscript before publication.

Black Colleges and Universities

New York : Columbia University , Teachers College Press , 1978 . DuBois , W. E. B. The Negro problem . ... Hamilton , C. V. " The status of black leadership . ... Thompson , Daniel C. Private black colleges at the crossroads .

Author: Antoine M. Garibaldi

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275911632

Category: Education

Page: 330

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This collection of speculative essays discusses potential roles which historically black colleges may choose to implement in the near future as a means of maintaining a viable position in the sphere of American higher education. The chapters provide a contemporary view of these institutions and the impact that such factors as enrollment, federal policies, desegregation and management may have on their future. The chapters include current data on black college enrollment, graduation rates, public policies and programs and offer a variety of research topics that should be explored prior to the implementation of new institutional missions or the expansion of traditional roles. The authors are cognizant of the fact that historically black colleges now enroll less than one-fifth of the black students who attend college today and offer strategies by which black colleges can continue to play a meaningful role in the education of college students. Though the emphasis is on black colleges particularly, many of the issues discussed have as much relevance for small private institutions beset by current adverse factors as enrollment decline, contraction and retrenchment in higher education. Includes data on black college enrollment Offers a variety of research topics Provides strategies for black colleges