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. Challenging Controlling Images: Appearance Enforcement within Black Sororities

Marcia D. Hernandez

in Black Greek-Letter Organizations 2.0: New Directions in the Study of African American Fraternities and Sororities

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739213
eISBN:
9781604739220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739213.003.0011
Subject:
History, African-American History

As members of the sorority, women are always required to represent their organization in the best possible way, whether in behavior or in the manner of dressing. Sorority sisters adhere to a strict ... More


Mysticism of Sexual Union

Alessandro Vettori

in Poets of Divine Love: The Rhetoric of Franciscan Spiritual Poetry

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823223251
eISBN:
9780823240913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823223251.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

In the Book of Genesis, it reveals that adoption of nudity as a chief human trait is complemented by matrimonial union as a theological and poetic topos. The interactive structure of the two genders ... More


Marriage

Ethelene Whitmire

in Regina Anderson Andrews, Harlem Renaissance Librarian

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038501
eISBN:
9780252096419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038501.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter narrates Regina's romances and culminates in her marriage. Regina, like many young women in New York City, had a dating life that was complicated, diverse, and mysterious. She had more ... More


Black Greek-Letter Organizations 2.0: New Directions in the Study of African American Fraternities and Sororities

Matthew W. Hughey and Gregory S. Parks (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739213
eISBN:
9781604739220
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739213.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

At the turn of the twentieth century, black fraternities and sororities, also known as black Greek-letter organizations (BGLOs), were an integral part of what W.E.B. Du Bois called the “talented ... More


. Passive Activism: African American Fraternities and Sororities and the Push for Civil Rights

Marybeth Gasman

in Black Greek-Letter Organizations 2.0: New Directions in the Study of African American Fraternities and Sororities

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739213
eISBN:
9781604739220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739213.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the contributions of black Greek-letter organizations (BGLOs) to the civil rights movement as well as the contradictions in their fight for civil rights for African Americans. ... More


. Faith and Fraternalism: A Doctrinal and Empirical Analysis

Kenneth I. Clarke Sr. and Tamara L. Brown

in Black Greek-Letter Organizations 2.0: New Directions in the Study of African American Fraternities and Sororities

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739213
eISBN:
9781604739220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739213.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

One of the criticisms thrown at black Greek-letter organizations (BGLOs) is their supposed incompatibility with Christianity and their polytheistic worship. Anti-BGLO activists argue that polytheism ... More


. Transforming Racism: Asian Pacific American Women in African American Sororities

Edith Wen-Chu Chen

in Black Greek-Letter Organizations 2.0: New Directions in the Study of African American Fraternities and Sororities

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739213
eISBN:
9781604739220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739213.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines nonblack members of black Greek-letter organizations by focusing on the experiences of five Asian American women in African American sororities. It first provides an overview of ... More


. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., as Filmmaker: The Making and Demise of Countdown at Kusini

Robin Means Coleman

in Black Greek-Letter Organizations 2.0: New Directions in the Study of African American Fraternities and Sororities

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739213
eISBN:
9781604739220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739213.003.0009
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines how Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. attempted to counter racial bias against African Americans with a full-length, Hollywood-style movie entitled Countdown at Kusini, which came ... More


Greek Life: Holidays, Games, and Sports

Simon J. Bronner

in Campus Traditions: Folklore from the Old-Time College to the Modern Mega-University

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036163
eISBN:
9781621036173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036163.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

For many fraternity and sorority members, Greek letter societies are a traditional place on campus where “me” becomes “us.” Fraternities and sororities often view themselves as leaders of the college ... More


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