Book Sheds Light on the Black Campus Movement

The Root Recommends: A new book about the movement to bring racial equality to higher education.

Palgrave Macmillan

Ibram H. Rogers, assistant professor of history at SUNY College at Oneonta, unravels the pivotal era of racial transformation in higher education in The Black Campus Movement: Black Students and the Racial Reconstitution of Higher Education, 1965-1972. Rogers details the moments that led to changed ideas of race on America's college campuses and brought African-American departments to universities across the country.

The Black Campus Movement melds accounts of racial protest and reform at “historically white colleges" with the thriving activism on historically black colleges and universities during the 1960s and 1970s, offering readers a cohesive and comprehensive history of a transformative time for black people on the country's campuses.

The Black Campus Movement is now available online and in bookstores.

Previous recommendation: The National Action Network Comes to DC.

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