Shelter in a Time of Storm
Jelani M. Favors
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Geisteswissenschaften, Kunst, Musik / Pädagogik
For generations, historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have been essential institutions for the African American community. Their nurturing environments not only provided educational advancement but also catalyzed the Black freedom struggle, forever altering the political destiny of the United States. In this book, Jelani M. Favors offers a history of HBCUs from the 1837 founding of Cheyney State University to the present, told through the lens of how they fostered student activism.
Favors chronicles the development and significance of HBCUs through stories from institutions such as Cheyney State University, Tougaloo College, Bennett College, Alabama State University, Jackson State University, Southern University, and North Carolina A&T. He demonstrates how HBCUs became a refuge during the oppression of the Jim Crow era and illustrates the central role their campus communities played during the civil rights and Black Power movements. Throughout this definitive history of how HBCUs became a vital seedbed for politicians, community leaders, reformers, and activists, Favors emphasizes what he calls an unwritten "second curriculum" at HBCUs, one that offered students a grounding in idealism, racial consciousness, and cultural nationalism.
Joseph Samuel Clark, Rev. Nelson Johnson, Octavius Catto, Student Organization for Black Unity, Double V campaign, Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) and student activism, Harper Council Trenholm, student activism at Southern University, student activism at Tougaloo College, student activism at historically black colleges, New Negro, Jacob Reddix, student activism at Bennett College, Black Power Movement at black colleges, Nadir, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Greensboro Association of Poor People, second curriculum, Cheyney State University, Student Negro Youth Congress, Fanny Jackson Coppin, student activism at North Carolina AandT, Kelly Miller, NAACP and student activism, David Dallas Jones, W.E. B. Du Bois and student activism, student activism at Alabama State University, cultural nationalism, New South, sit-ins at black colleges, Institute for Colored Youth, civil rights movement at black colleges, the role of students in the Baton Rouge Bus Boycott, communitas, hidden curriculum, Margaret Walker, Jo Ann Robinson, the role of students in the Montgomery Bus Boycott, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and HBCUs, student activism at Jackson State University, Felton Clark