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America’s Historically Black Colleges & Universities: A Narrative History, 1837–2009
By author: Bobby L. Lovett
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P509
ISBN: 9780881465341
Availability: In stock
Price: $25.00

This narrative provides a comprehensive history of America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The book concludes that race, the Civil Rights movements, and black and white philanthropy had much affect on the development of these minority institutions. Northern white philanthropy had much to do with the start and maintenance of the nation’s HBCUs from 1837 into the 1940s. Even from 1950 to 1970, HBCUs depended upon financial support of philanthropic groups, benevolent societies, and federal and state government agencies, but the survival of HBCUs became dependent mostly on their own creative responses to the changing environment of higher education and have helped to shape our culture and society.


Campus to Counter: Civil Rights Activism in Raleigh and Durham, North Carolina, 1960-1963
By author: Brian Suttell   Series edited by: Quinton H. Dixie
Product Code: P665
ISBN: 9780881468779
Availability: In stock
Price: $30.00
Despite the rich historiography on the civil rights movement and scholarly works addressing academic freedom, their connections have gone mostly unexplored. Suttell utilized extensive archival research and conducted thirty-one interviews with activists and Raleigh and Durham community members, in addition to nationally recognized civil rights leaders like Andrew Young and Wyatt Tee Walker.

Tigers in the Tempest: Savannah State University and the Struggle for Civil Rights
By author: Dr. F. Erik Brooks
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H887
ISBN: 9780881464948
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
Savannah State University is Georgia's oldest public historically black university. From its inception as the black land grant college in1890, the roots of black activism were a core element of the school's existence. In this provocative exploration of the issues of race, politics, and higher education in Savannah, Georgia, Brooks unveils how Georgia's political climate affected the growth and progression at Savannah State University. Brooks interweaves local, state, national politics, the history of the university, and the Civil Rights movement as a backdrop to showcase Savannah State University students' participation in the struggle for equality from the institution's beginning in 1890 to the election of Barack Obama as the first African American president of the United States in 2008.