Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Rogers on the Black Campus Moverment at the Library of Congress

Ibram Rogers, a Jameson Fellow at the Library of Congress, will deliver the lecture “The Black Campus Movement and the Racial Reformation of Higher Education, 1965-72," at 12:00 PM in the Whittall Pavilion of the Thomas Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress. Here is the abstract:
Hundreds of thousands of black students, aided on some campuses by white and Latino students, demanded and protested for a relevant learning experience. At upwards of 1,000 traditionally white and historically black colleges and universities in the United States, black campus activists initiated a range of campus reforms, including the addition of more black students, faculty, administrators, and coaches, and the establishment of black cultural centers and Black Studies courses and programs. Their ultimate aim was to diversify and thus transform higher education. This Black Campus Movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s is the subject of this presentation.