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African American fraternities and sororities : the legacy and the vision

Author: Tamara L Brown
Publisher: Lexington, Ky. : Univ. Press of Kentucky, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2. 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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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tamara L Brown
ISBN: 9780813136622 0813136628
OCLC Number: 796213931
Notes: Introduction: Black Greek-letter organization scholarship: a look backward, a look forward -- Pledged to remember: Africa in the life and lore of black Greek-letter organizations -- The origin and evolution of college fraternities and sororities -- Faith and fraternalism: a history -- Black fraternal and benevolent societies in nineteenth-century America -- The grand boulé at the dawn of a new century: Sigma Pi Phi fraternity -- Education, racial uplift, and the rise of the Greek-letter tradition: the African American quest for status in the early twentieth century -- In the beginning: the early history of the divine nine -- Lobbying Congress for civil rights: the American Council on Human Rights, 1948-1963 -- Academic achievement of African American fraternities and sororities -- Lucy Diggs Slowe: not a matron but an administrator -- A social history of everyday practice: Sadie T.M. Alexander and the incorporation of black women into the American legal profession, 1925-1960 -- Sister acts: Resistance in sweetheart and little sister programs -- The body art of brotherhood -- Calls: an inquiry into their origin, meaning, and function -- Variegated roots: the foundations of stepping -- What a man: the relationship between black fraternity stereotypes and black sorority mate selection -- Racism, sexism, and aggression: a study of black and white fraternities -- The empty space of African American sorority representation: Spike Lee's School Daze -- "Bloody, but unbowed:" making meaning of "Invictus" and "If--" for the shaping of a collective black Greek identity -- The continuing presence of hazing during the fraternity membership intake process post 1990.
Description: 525 S. : Ill.
Responsibility: ed. by Tamara L. Brown, Gregory S. Parks, Clarenda M. Phillips.

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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 have made to America.

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