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Gender, Race, and Equity: Howard University and the University of Nebraska

Martha H. Verbrugge

in Active Bodies: A History of Women’s Physical Education in Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195168792
eISBN:
9780199949649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168792.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, American History: 19th Century

Chapter 4 contrasts two prominent physical educators: Mabel Lee (1886-1985), a white woman who spent much of her career at the University of Nebraska, and Maryrose Reeves Allen (1899-1992), a black ... More


Climbing the Hilltop: In Searchof a New Negro Womanhoodat Howard University

Treva Lindsey

in Escape from New York: The New Negro Renaissance beyond Harlem

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677382
eISBN:
9781452947877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677382.003.0012
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the emergence of a culture of New Negro womanhood and a figuration of modernity among African American women at Howard University in Washington, D.C. In particular, it considers ... More


The Black University and the “Total Community”

Russell Rickford

in We Are an African People: Independent Education, Black Power, and the Radical Imagination

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199861477
eISBN:
9780190455637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199861477.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the ideal of the “Black University,” a crucial theoretical framework for the politics of institution building in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The Black University, a concept ... More


Lessons of War: Three Civil War Veterans and the Goals of Postwar Education

Kanisorn Wongsrichanalai

in So Conceived and So Dedicated: Intellectual Life in the Civil War Era North

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823264476
eISBN:
9780823266609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264476.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

In this essay, Kanisorn Wongsrichanalai argues that the American Civil War strengthened rather than weakened three college-educated individuals’ commitment to lessons about gentlemanly character. ... More


To Make a Humanist Black: Toni Wofford’s Howard Years

Dana A. Williams

in Toni Morrison: Memory and Meaning

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781628460193
eISBN:
9781626740419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628460193.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Acknowledging editors as “curators of culture,” this essay exams Morrison’s editorship and facilitates the unraveling of the crucial, intently politicized elements of black intellectual and cultural ... More


Field Trip into the Twilight: A German Africanist Discovers the Black Bourgeoisie at Howard University, 1937–1939.

Berndt Ostendorf

in Germans and African Americans: Two Centuries of Exchange

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737844
eISBN:
9781604737851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737844.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

Julius Lips was among the fifty-one political refugees who fled Nazi-controlled Germany and Austria and sought asylum in America, where they eventually taught in nineteen historically black colleges ... More


The Most Neglected Area in Negro Education

Randal Maurice Jelks

in Benjamin Elijah Mays, Schoolmaster of the Movement: A Biography

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835364
eISBN:
9781469601748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869871_jelks.9
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses Mays' efforts to improve the professional education of black ministers. When Mays completed his Ph.D. course work at Chicago, Mordecai Johnson, the president of Howard ... More


Howard: The Early Years

in Alain L. Locke: The Biography of a Philosopher

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226317762
eISBN:
9780226317809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226317809.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Alain L. Locke's entry into the academy as a professor initiated what would be a forty-year experience, rich with many rewards and scarred with more than a few frustrations and defeats. He never let ... More


“Whither Now and Why”: Content Mastery and Pedagogy—A Critique and a Challenge

Dana A. Williams

in The Trouble with Post-Blackness

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169349
eISBN:
9780231538503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169349.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter examines the notion of blackness among African Americans in the institutional context of modern-day America. Using Howard University as an intellectual staging ground, it analyzes the ... More


“Education for Racial Understanding” and the Meanings of Integration in Howard University’s Journal of Negro Education

Leah N. Gordon

in From Power to Prejudice: The Rise of Racial Individualism in Midcentury America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226238449
eISBN:
9780226238586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226238586.003.0006
Subject:
History, Historiography

Chapter Five traces debate over the educational race issue at Howard University’s Journal of Negro Education (JNE), which educationalist Charles H. Thompson edited from the 1930s-early 1960s. The ... More


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