Point of Reckoning: The Fight for Racial Justice at Duke University

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Description

On the morning of February 13, 1969, members of Duke University's Afro-American Society barricaded themselves in the Allen administration building. That evening, police were summoned to clear the building, firing tear gas at students in the melee that followed. When it was over, nearly twenty people were taken to the hospital and many more injured. In Point of Reckoning, Theodore D. Segal narrates the contested fight for racial justice at Duke, from the enrollment of the first Black undergraduates in 1963 to the events that led to the Allen building takeover. Segal shows that Duke's first Black students soon recognized that the university was unwilling to acknowledge their presence or fully address its segregationist past. By exposing the tortuous dynamics that played out as racial progress stalled at Duke, Segal tells both a local and national story about the challenges that historically white colleges and universities throughout the country continue to face.

Product Details

Price
$29.95  $27.55
Publisher
Duke University Press
Publish Date
February 05, 2021
Pages
408
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781478011422

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About the Author

Theodore D. Segal is a lawyer and member of the board of directors for the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. He received his undergraduate degree from Duke in 1977.