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The Black College Mystique


reviewed by Monica Terrell Leach - September 06, 2006

coverTitle: The Black College Mystique
Author(s): Charles V. Willie, Richard J. Reddick, & Ronald Brown
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham
ISBN: 0742546179, Pages: 124, Year: 2006
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The Black College Mystique by Willie, Riddick and Brown is a book that can be useful for a variety of academics in the higher education community wishing to have a better understanding of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). The book reveals five secrets of success, which explain why HBCUs are true gems of higher education.  The goal of the book is to provide an overview of the accomplishments, challenges and possibilities for HBCUs.  The very beginning of the book tackles the many challenges HBCUs have addressed since their inception.  This book provides a wealth of historical and statistical information for readers to draw their own conclusion regarding the significant impact HBCUs have made. The book is outlined in four parts, which makes it very easy to follow. In Part I of The Black College Mystique, written by Willie, Riddick and Brown, the authors address the perceptions, challenges, and potential of... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: September 06, 2006
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12700, Date Accessed: 1/18/2020 7:31:57 AM

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