Black Greek-letter Organizations in the Twenty-First Century : Our Fight Has Just Begun (eBook, 2008) [WorldCat.org]
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Black Greek-letter Organizations in the Twenty-First Century : Our Fight Has Just Begun
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Black Greek-letter Organizations in the Twenty-First Century : Our Fight Has Just Begun

Author: Gregory Parks
Publisher: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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During the twentieth century, black Greek-Letter organizations (BGLOs) united college students dedicated to excellence, fostered kinship, and uplifted African Americans. Members of these organizations include remarkable and influential individuals such as Martin Luther King Jr., Congresswoman Barbara Jordan, novelist Toni Morrison, and Wall Street pioneer Reginald F. Lewis. Despite the profound influence of these  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory Parks
ISBN: 0813138728 9780813138725 1282976303 9781282976306 9786612976308 6612976306 0813172950 9780813172958
OCLC Number: 1303512242
Language Note: English.
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource (521 p.)
Contents: Introduction : toward a critical scholarship / Gregory S. Parks --
The first and finest : the founders of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity / Stefan Bradley --
The vision of virtuous women : the twenty pearls of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority / Stephanie Y. Evans --
The last shall be first : the founders of Omega Psi Phi fraternity / Judson L. Jeffries --
Women of vision, catalysts for change : the founders of Delta Sigma Theta sorority / Jessica Harris --
Constitutionally bound : the founders of Phi Beta Sigma fraternity and Zeta Phi Beta sorority / Matthew W. Hughey --
The pride of all our hearts : the founders of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity / Michael E. Jennings --
Seven schoolteachers challenge the Klan : the founders of Sigma Gamma Rho sorority / Bernadette Pruitt, Caryn E. Neumann, and Katrina Hamilton --
A narrative critique of black Greek-letter organizations and social action / Jessica Harris and Vernon C. Mitchell, Jr. --
Black feminist thought in black sororities / Caryn E. Neumann --
Giving and getting: philanthropic activity among black Greek-letter organizations / Marybeth Gasman, Patricia Louison, and Mark Barnes --
Strategic essentialism and black Greek identity in the postmodern era / Cynthia Lynne Shelton --
"I've got all my sisters with me" : black women's organizations in the twenty-first century / Shirley A. Jackson --
Sisterhood beyond the ivory tower : an exploration of black sorority alumnae membership / Marcia D. Hernandez --
Exploring black Greek-letter organizations through a positive organizing lens / Laura Morgan Roberts and Lynn Perry Wooten --
Not on my line : attitudes about homosexuality in black fraternities / Alan D. DeSantis and Marcus Coleman --
"I did it for the brotherhood" : nonblack members in black Greek-letter organizations / Matthew W. Hughey --
Eating disorders within African American sororities / Tamika C. Zapolski and Gregory T. Smith --
Modern fraternities, ancient origins / Charles S. Finch III --
"'Cuz I'm young and I'm black and my hat's real low?" : a critique of black Greeks as "educated gangs" / Matthew W. Hughey --
Black and white Greeks : a call for collaboration / Edward G. Whipple, Martin Crichlow, and Sally Click --
Advising black Greek-letter organizations: a student development approach / Ralph Johnson ... [et al.].
Responsibility: edited by Gregory S. Parks.

Abstract:

During the twentieth century, black Greek-Letter organizations (BGLOs) united college students dedicated to excellence, fostered kinship, and uplifted African Americans. Members of these organizations include remarkable and influential individuals such as Martin Luther King Jr., Congresswoman Barbara Jordan, novelist Toni Morrison, and Wall Street pioneer Reginald F. Lewis. Despite the profound influence of these groups, many now question the continuing relevance of BGLOs, arguing that their golden age has passed. Partly because of their perceived link to hip-hop culture, black fraternities an.

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