Between 1965 and 1972, African American students at upwards of a thousand historically black and white American colleges and universities organized, demanded, and protested for Black Studies, Black universities, new faces, new ideas-a relevant, diverse higher education. Black power inspired these black students, who were supported by white, Latino, Chicana, Asian American, and Native American students.The Black Campus Movement provides the first national study of this intense and challenging struggle which disrupted and refashioned institutions in almost every state. This book also illuminates the complex context for one of the most transformative educational movements in American history through a history of black higher education and black student activism before 1965.
IBRAM X. KENDI is an Assistant Professor of History at SUNY College at Oneonta in upstate New York, USA. He has published essays on the Black Campus Movement, black power, and Africana Studies in several journals, including the Journal of Black Studies, Journal of Social History, Journal of African American Studies, Journal of African American History, and The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics and Culture. He has earned research fellowships from the American Historical Association, Chicago's Black Metropolis Research Consortium, Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis, and the Lyndon B. Johnson Library & Museum.
'[Rogers] develops a compelling case that black students changed the racial dynamics of American colleges and universities Rogers has made a major contribution by rendering this historic movement comprehensive so future generations can appreciate how its creative forces changed higher education.' Journal of American History
'Rogers has written a powerful account of the role of black student movements in US higher education from the mid-1960s to the early 1970s. The most impressive aspect of Rogers's work is his prodigious archival research. This is an important study. Highly recommended.' - CHOICE