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Radicalizing the Ebony Tower: Black Colleges and the Black Freedom Struggle in Mississippi


reviewed by Marybeth Gasman June 27, 2008

coverTitle: Radicalizing the Ebony Tower: Black Colleges and the Black Freedom Struggle in Mississippi
Author(s): Joy Ann Williamson
Publisher: Teachers College Press, New York
ISBN: 0807748633, Pages: 224, Year: 2008
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Currently, there are 103 historically Black colleges and universities in the United States.  These institutions graduate roughly a fourth of all African American students.  Research tells us that Black colleges provide a nurturing learning environment that empowers students to succeed.  Although many scholars have examined the current contributions and early history of Black colleges, they have paid little attention to Black colleges in the mid-twentieth century.  In effect, historians have virtually ignored one of the most interesting and volatile periods in the life of these important institutions. In her newest book, Radicalizing the Ebony Tower: Black Colleges and the Black Freedom Struggle in Mississippi, Joy Ann Williamson examines the nation’s Black colleges against the backdrop of the Black freedom struggle of the 1950s, 60s and 70s.  What is entirely unique about Williamson’s treatment of Black colleges during this time is her emphasis on students as activists.  Whereas many historians have... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: June 27, 2008
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15291, Date Accessed: 10/22/2017 1:34:48 PM

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  • Marybeth Gasman
    University of Pennsylvania
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    MARYBETH GASMAN is an Associate Professor of Higher Education at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of Envisioning Black Colleges: A History of the United Negro College Fund, published by Johns Hopkins University Press, and editor of Understanding Minority Serving Institutions (with Benjamin Baez and Caroline Sotello Turner), published by SUNY Press.
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