African American Fraternities and Sororities

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März 2005



The first African American fraternities and sororities were established at the turn of the twentieth century to encourage leadership, racial pride, and academic excellence among black college students confronting the legacy of slavery and the indignities of Jim Crow segregation. Among their ranks are legendary artists, politicians, theologians, inventors, intellectuals, educators, civil rights leaders, and athletes. Offering a comprehensive overview of the historical, cultural, political, and social circumstances that propelled the creation of these groups, African American Fraternities and Sororities references the profound contributions that black Greek-Letter organizations and their members have made to American history.


Tamara L. Brown, assistant professor of psychology at the University of Kentucky, is a founding member of Pi Mu chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority at Longwood College in Virginia. Gregory S. Parks, postdoctoral fellow in clinical psychology at the University of Kentucky, is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. Clarenda M. Phillips is an associate professor of sociology at Morehead State University.
EAN: 9780813123448
ISBN: 0813123445
Untertitel: The Legacy and the Vision. HC gerader Rücken mit Schutzumschlag. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: The University Press of Kentucky
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2005
Seitenanzahl: 508 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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