About this book


This book provides the first national study of this intense and challenging struggle which disrupted and refashioned institutions in almost every state. It also illuminates the context for one of the most transformative educational movements in American history through a history of black higher education and black student activism before 1965.


American History education higher education student movement

About the authors

IBRAM X. KENDI is an Assistant Professor of History at SUNY College at Oneonta in upstate New York, USA. He has published essays on the Black Campus Movement, black power, and Africana Studies in several journals, including the Journal of Black Studies, Journal of Social History, Journal of African American Studies, Journal of African American History, and The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics and Culture. He has earned research fellowships from the American Historical Association, Chicago's Black Metropolis Research Consortium, Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis, and the Lyndon B. Johnson Library & Museum.

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'[Rogers] develops a compelling case that black students changed the racial dynamics of American colleges and universities Rogers has made a major contribution by rendering this historic movement comprehensive so future generations can appreciate how its creative forces changed higher education.' Journal of American History

'Rogers has written a powerful account of the role of black student movements in US higher education from the mid-1960s to the early 1970s. The most impressive aspect of Rogers's work is his prodigious archival research. This is an important study. Highly recommended.' - CHOICE