Earlier in the decade, the violence unleashed by whites on nonviolent protesters in the South riveted a national television audience. Now, television news gave daily coverage to African American college students assertively seeking social change, but the images were often unsettling: This phase of the Black student movement was markedly different from the sit-ins of the early s, which had featured courteous young men and women in dresses and suits and ties.
Combines history and biography to interpret the last half century of black politics in America as represented in the life and work of a pivotal African American public intellectual.
From his leadership of the first modern lunch counter sit-ins at age twenty to his work on African American reparations at the time of his death at age seventy-two, Ronald W. Walters — was at the cutting edge of African American politics. A preeminent scholar, activist, and media commentator, he was founding chair of the Black Studies Department at Brandeis, where he shaped the epistemological parameters of the new discipline.
Walters was an early strategist of congressional black power and a longtime advocate of a black presidential candidacy. His writings on the politics of race in America both predicted the constraints on President Obama in advancing African American interests and anticipated the emergence of the white nationalism found in the Tea Party and Donald Trump insurgency.
In this fascinating book, Robert C. Smith combines history and biography to offer an overview of the last half century of black politics in America through the lens of the life and work of the man often described as the W. Du Bois of his time. Smith has done an excellent job capturing the personality, history, and the interpersonal affections and loyalties of this extraordinary man.
Shaw, author of Now Is the Time! Jones, author of Knowledge, Power, and Black Politics:“The Black Revolution on Campus: Black Students and the Transformation of Higher Education” Martha Biondi** February 26 LPAC Cinema pm, reception immediately following talk.
Activism rocked American campuses in the late s and early s. In this book, Jelani M. Favors offers a history of HBCUs from the founding of Cheyney State University to the present, told through the lens of how they fostered student activism.
Description: The Black Revolution on Campus is the definitive account of an extraordinary but forgotten chapter of the black freedom struggle.
In the late s and early s, Black students organized hundreds of protests that sparked a period of crackdown, negotiation, and reform that profoundly transformed college life. The Black Revolution on Campus. The Black Revolution on Campus. Martha Biondi.
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Historian Martha Biondi's book entitled The Black Revolution on Campus (University of California Press, , pp. ISBN ) provides accounts of Black student activism on college and university campuses throughout the United States. The Black Revolution on Campusis the definitive account of an extraordinary but forgotten chapter of the black freedom struggle.
In the late s and early s, Black students organized hundreds of protests that sparked a period of crackdown, negotiation, and reform that profoundly transformed college life.