Upending the Ivory Tower

Upending the Ivory Tower

Civil Rights, Black Power, and the Ivy League

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"Upending the Ivory Tower illuminates how the Black Power movement, which was borne out of an effort to edify the most disfranchised of the black masses, also took root in the hallowed halls of America's most esteemed institutions of higher education. Between the close of WWII and 1975, the civil rights and Black Power movements transformed the demographics and operation of the Ivy League on and off campus. As desegregators and racial pioneers, black students, staff, and faculty used their status in the black intelligentsia to enhance their predominantly white institutions while advancing black freedom. Although they were often marginalized because of their race and class, the newcomers altered educational policies and inserted blackness into the curricula and culture of the unabashedly exclusive and starkly white schools"--
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, [2018]
ISBN: 9781479873999
1479873993
Branch Call Number: LC2781 .B733 2018
Characteristics: xvi, 465 pages ; 24 cm

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