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African American fraternities and sororities : the legacy and the vision

Author: Tamara L Brown; Gregory S Parks; Clarenda M Phillips
Publisher: Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, 2012.
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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. With a strong presence that endures on today's campuses, African American fraternities and sororities claim legendary artists, politicians,  Read more...
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Brown, Tamara L.
African American Fraternities and Sororities : The Legacy and the Vision.
Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tamara L Brown; Gregory S Parks; Clarenda M Phillips
ISBN: 9780813135816 0813135818 9780813140735 0813140730 9780813136622 0813136628
OCLC Number: 778339924
Description: 1 online resource (553 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Front cover; Copyright page; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Pledged to Remember; 2. The Origin and Evolution of College Fraternities and Sororities; 3. Faith and Fraternalism; 4. Black Fraternal and Benevolent Societies in Nineteenth-Century America; 5. The Grand Boule at the Dawn of a New Century; 6. Education, Racial Uplift, and the Rise of the Greek-Letter Tradition; 7. In the Beginning; 8. Lobbying Congress for Civil Rights; 9. Academic Achievement of African American Fraternities and Sororities; 10. Lucy Diggs Slowe; 11. A Social History of Everyday Practice; PHOTO INSERT. 12. Sister Acts13. The Body Art of Brotherhood; 14. Calls; 15. Variegated Roots; 16. What a Man; 17. Racism, Sexism, and Aggression; 18. The Empty Space of African American Sorority Representation; 19. "Bloody, but Unbowed"; 20. The Continuing Presence of Hazing during the Fraternity Membership Intake Process Post 1990; Selected Bibliography; Contributors; Index.
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. With a strong presence that endures on today's campuses, African American fraternities and sororities claim legendary artists, politicians, theologians, inventors, intellectuals, educators, civil rights leaders, and athletes in their ranks. In this second edition of African American Fraternities and Sororities: The Lega.

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