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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 : University Press of Kentucky, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This second edition includes new chapters that address issues such as the role of Christian values in black Greek-letter organizations and the persistence of hazing. Offering an overview of the historical, cultural, political, and social circumstances that have shaped these groups, African American Fraternities and Sororities explores the profound contributions that black Greek-letter organizations and their members  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tamara L Brown; Gregory Parks; Clarenda M Phillips
ISBN: 9780813136622 0813136628 9780813123448 0813123445 9780813135816 0813135818 9780813172033 0813172039
OCLC Number: 786161689
Description: 525 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements --
Introduction. Black Greek-letter organization scholarship: a look backward, a look forward / Tamara L. Brown, Gregory S. Parks, and Clarenda M. Phillips --
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 --
Faith and fraternalism: a history / Jessica Harris and Said Sewell --
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. Nuñ̃ez --
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. --
Academic achievement of African American fraternities and sororities / Crystal Renée Chambers, MaryBeth Walpole, and James Coaxum III --
Lucy Diggs Slowe: not a matron but an administrator / Lisa Rasheed --
A social history of everyday practice: Sadie T.M. Alexander and the incorporation of black women into the American legal profession, 1925-1960 / Kenneth W. Mack --
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 --
What a man: the relationship between black fraternity stereotypes and black sorority mate selection / Marcia D. Hernandez [and others] --
Racisim, sexism, and aggression: a study of black and white fraternities / Tyra Black, Joanne Belknap, and Jennifer Ginsburg --
The empty space of African American sorority representation: Spike Lee's School daze / Deborah Elizabeth Whaley --
"Bloody, but unbowed": making meaning of "Invictus" and "If--" for the shaping of a collective black Greek identitiy / Rashawn Ray, Danielle Heard, and Ted Ingram --
The continuing presence of hazing during the Fraternity Membership Intake Process Post / Jerryl Briggs.
Responsibility: edited by Tamara L. Brown, Gregory S. Parks, Clarenda M. Phillips.

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African American fraternities and sororities were established at the turn of the 20th century, confronting the legacy of slavery and the indignities of Jim Crow segregation. These essays reference  Read more...

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