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Where Everybody Looks Like Me: Life, Death and Resurrection at the Black College

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780062323231
Author(s): Ron Stodghill
Format: Hardcover
Year: 2015
Publisher: Amistad Press
Dimensions: 152 x 231 x 30 (w x l x h)
Pages: 272

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'We've got no time for excuses . . . nobody is going to give you anything that you have not earned.' President Barack Obama, Morehouse College commencement addressHistorically black colleges and universities, or HBCUs, have long been the bedrock of black culture. They have graduated countless luminary figures, including Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, the Reverend James Forbes, Supreme Court justice Thurgood Marshall, actor Samuel L. Jackson, media mogul Oprah Winfrey, and Nobel Prize winner Martin Luther King Jr.But the 104 HBCUs are indisputably under siege, and whether they will remain vital informs this riveting tale of vision and vanity, boardroom backbiting and financial chicanery, idealism and passion. In recent years, from Kentucky State to Morgan State, funding cuts have forced universities to send home thousands of students, dozens of college presidents have been ousted from their jobs, criminal investigations have been launched, conservative legislators have schemed to shut down schools, and overworked faculty have feuded with bureaucrats.Chronicling this near breaking point for black colleges, Where Everybody Looks Like Me presents a compelling, tightly woven story of the challenges faced by HBCUs. It features administrators, celebrities, and alumni whose lives are intricately tied to the fate of these institutions those such as Dr. John Silvanus Wilson Jr., who breathed new life int Please click here to ask a question
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