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African American fraternities and sororities : the legacy and the vision

Author: Tamara L Brown; Gregory Parks; Clarenda M Phillips
Publisher: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©2005.
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The first African American fraternities and sororities were established at the turn of the twentieth century to encourage leadership, racial pride, and academic excellence among black college students confronting the legacy of slavery and the indignities of Jim Crow segregation. Among their ranks are legendary artists, politicians, theologians, inventors, intellectuals, educators, civil rights leaders, and athletes.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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African American fraternities and sororities.
Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, c2005
(DLC) 2004029990
(OCoLC)57668633
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tamara L Brown; Gregory Parks; Clarenda M Phillips
ISBN: 0813172039 9780813172033 9780813138220 0813138221
OCLC Number: 67555822
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 496 p.) : ill.
Contents: Pledged to remember: Africa in the life and lore of black Greek-letter organizations / Gloria Harper Dickinson --
The origin and evolution of college fraternities and sororities / Craig L. Torbenson --
Black fraternal and benevolent societies in nineteenth-century America / Anne S. Butler --
The Grand Boulé at the dawn of a new century: Sigma Pi Phi fraternity / William H. Harris --
Education, racial uplift, and the rise of the Greek-letter tradition: the African American quest for status in the early twentieth century / Michael H. Washington and Cheryl L. Nuñez --
In the beginning: the early history of the divine nine / André McKenzie --
Lobbying congress for civil rights: the American Council on Human Rights, 1948-1963 / Robert L. Harris, Jr. --
Sister acts: resistance in sweetheart and little sister programs / Mindy Stombler and Irene Padavic --
The body art of brotherhood / Sandra Mizumoto Posey --
Calls: an inquiry into their origin, meaning, and function / Marcella L. McCoy --
Variegated roots: the foundations of stepping / Carol D. Branch --
Sisterly bonds: African American sororities rising to overcome obstacles / Clarenda M. Phillips --
Racism, sexism, and aggression: a study of black and white fraternities / Tyra Balck, Joanne Belknap, and Jennifer Ginsburg --
How black Greek-letter organization membership affects college adjustment and undergraduate outcomes / Shaun R. Harper, Lauretta F. Byars, and Thomas B. Jelke --
The empty space of African American sorority representation: Spike Lee's school daze / Deborah Elizabeth Whaley --
"In the fell clutch of circumstance": pledging and the black Greek experience / Gregory S. Parks and Tamara L. Brown --
Future directions / Tamara L. Brown, Clarenda M. Phillips, and Gregory S. Parks.
Responsibility: edited by Tamara L. Brown, Gregory S. Parks, Clarenda M. Phillips.

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The first African American fraternities and sororities were established at the turn of the twentieth century to encourage leadership, racial pride, and academic excellence among black college students confronting the legacy of slavery and the indignities of Jim Crow segregation. Among their ranks are legendary artists, politicians, theologians, inventors, intellectuals, educators, civil rights leaders, and athletes.

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