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Black women in the ivory tower, 1850-1954 : an intellectual history

Author: Stephanie Y Evans
Publisher: Gainesville, FL : University Press of Florida, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Evans reveals how black women demanded space as students and asserted their voices as educators - despite such barriers as violence, discrimination, and oppressive campus policies - contributing in significant ways to higher education in the United States. She argues that their experiences, ideas, and practices can inspire contemporary educators to create an intellectual democracy in which all people have a voice.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Evans, Stephanie Y.
Black women in the ivory tower, 1850-1954.
Gainesville, FL : University Press of Florida, 2008
(OCoLC)228137026
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephanie Y Evans
ISBN: 9780813039299 0813039290
OCLC Number: 735325455
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 275 pages) : illustrations, maps
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: "A plea for the oppressed" : educational strivings, pre-1865 --
"The crown of culture" : educational attainment, 1865-1910 --
"Beating onward, ever onward" : a critical mass, 1910-1954 --
"Reminiscences of school life" : six college memoirs --
"I make myself heard" : comparative collegiate experiences --
"The third step" : doctoral degrees, 1921-1954 --
Research : "the yard stick of great thinkers" --
Teaching : "that which relieves their hunger" --
Service : "a beneficent force" --
Living legacies--Black women in higher education, post-1954.
Responsibility: Stephanie Y. Evans.

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Chronicles the stories of African American women who struggled for and won access to formal education, beginning in 1850, when Lucy Stanton, a student at Oberlin College, earned the first college  Read more...

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