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The Resource Black power on campus : the University of Illinois, 1965-75, Joy Ann Williamson

Black power on campus : the University of Illinois, 1965-75, Joy Ann Williamson

Label
Black power on campus : the University of Illinois, 1965-75
Title
Black power on campus
Title remainder
the University of Illinois, 1965-75
Statement of responsibility
Joy Ann Williamson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Joy Williamson charts the evolution of Black consciousness on predominately white American campuses during the critical period between the mid-sixties and mid-seventies, with the Black student movement at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) serving as an illuminating microcosm of similar movements across the country." "As Williamson shows, increased university admission rates in the late 1960s did not lead to increased acceptance for Black students. In response to institutional apathy, or even hostility, Black students advocated Black unity, celebrated Black culture, and employed aggressive tactics to initiate a period of institutional reform during one of American higher education's most tempestuous eras. Williamson examines the creation of such groups as the Black Students Association at UIUC and looks at the effect the activities of such groups had on the wider student body, on academic administrators, and on university policies. Drawing on student publications of the late 1960s and early 1970s, as well as interviews with former administrators, faculty, and student activists, Williamson discusses the emergence of Black Power ideology, what constitutes "Blackness," and notions of self-advancement versus racial solidarity. Promoting an organic understanding of social protest and assessing the impact of Black student activism on an American campus, Black Power on Campus is an important contribution to the broader literature on African American liberation movements, the role of Black youth in protest movements, and the reform of American higher education."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Williamson-Lott, Joy Ann
Dewey number
378.773/66
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
LD2380
LC item number
.W55 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Discrimination in higher education
  • African Americans
  • African American college students
  • African American college students
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Label
Black power on campus : the University of Illinois, 1965-75, Joy Ann Williamson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
50694863
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 192 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780252028298
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002015832
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Black power on campus : the University of Illinois, 1965-75, Joy Ann Williamson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
50694863
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 192 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780252028298
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002015832
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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