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Advancing democracy : African Americans and the struggle for access and equity in higher education in Texas

Author: Amilcar Shabazz
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Page 212 incorrectly identifies the names of the first five black students to enroll at Southwest Texas State. The five black women who enrolled in February 1963 were Dana Jean Smith, Georgia Hoodye, Gloria Odoms, Helen Jackson, and Mabeleen Washington.
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Genre/Form: History
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Shabazz, Amilcar.
Advancing democracy.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2004
(OCoLC)607029822
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Amilcar Shabazz
ISBN: 0807828335 9780807828335 0807855057 9780807855058
OCLC Number: 54452955
Description: xiii, 301 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: As separate as the fingers : higher education in Texas from promise to problem, 1865-1940 --
The all-out war for democracy in education : ideological struggle and the Texas university movement --
Lift the seventy-five-year-old color ban and raise UT's standards : university students for democracy before Sweatt --
This is white civilization's last stand : university desegregation before Brown --
Democracy is on the march in Texas : Black equality versus white power, 1955-1957 --
Plowing around Africans on Aryan plantations : access without acceptance at Texas universities, 1958-1965.
Responsibility: Amilcar Shabazz.
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Tracing the philosophical, legal and grassroots components of the campaign to open Texas universities to black students, this book shows the complex range of strategies and the diversity of ideology  Read more...

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"Exhibits an engaging, lively writing style. . . . The students and local leaders in this tradition of sacrifice are at the heart of this excellent historical work." -- "American Historical Review"

 
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