Envisioning Black Colleges A History of the United Negro College Fund
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Description: Etched into America's consciousness is the United Negro College Fund's phrase "A mind is a terrible thing to waste." This book tells the multifaceted story of the organization's efforts on behalf of black colleges against the backdrop of the Cold War and the civil rights movement. Founded during the post--World War II period as a successor to white philanthropic efforts, the UNCF nevertheless retained vestiges of outside control. In its early years the organization was restrained in its critique of segregation and reluctant to lodge a challenge against institutional and cultural racism. Through written and oral histories, archival documents, and a cogent analysis of the group's outreach and advertising campaigns, historian Marybeth Gasman examines the UNCF's struggle to create an identity apart from white benefactors and evolve into a vehicle for black empowerment. The first history of the UNCF, Envisioning Black Colleges draws attention to the significance of black colleges in higher education and the role they played in America's struggle for equality.
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Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 6/7/2007
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.93" tall
|Introduction: A Time for Innovation and Change|
|Black Colleges and the Origins of the United Negro College Fund|
|Bringing the Millionaires on Board|
|Flirting with Social Equality: New York's Elite Women Raise Funds|
|A Stigma of Inferiority: The Effect of Brown v. Board|
|Responding to the Black Consciousness Movement|
|Speaking Out on Behalf of Black Colleges|
|"A Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Waste"|
|Conclusion: An Organization That No One Could Argue Against|
|Pittsburgh Courier Letter to Black College Presidents|
|Member Colleges, 1944 to Present|
|Executive Directors and Presidents, 1944 to Present|
|National Campaign Chairmen, 1944 to 1979|
|Archives and Oral History Collections|
|Oral History Interviews|