By Dr. Marybeth Gasman
Recently, there have been several new books published related to historically Black colleges and universities. I suggest that you check them out. They include:
- Joy Ann Williamson’s Radicalizing the Ebony Tower: Black Colleges and the Black Freedom Struggle in Mississippi (New York: Teachers Colleges Press, 2008).
Joy is a dynamic professor at the University of Washington, Seattle. She is also the author of Black Power on Campus: The University of Illinois, 1965-1975. Joy’s work is thorough and her writing will entice you to want to know more about the history of African Americans in higher education.
Michael Bieze, Booker T. Washington and the Art of Self-Representation (New York: Peter Lang, 2008).
Michael Bieze is the Chair of the Art Department at the Marist School in Atlanta, Georgia. His work on Booker T. Washington, the leader of Tuskegee Institute, is innovative and brave.
- Charles V. Willie, Richard Reddick, and Ronald Brown, The Black College Mystique(New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2005)
Writing with two of his students, Charles Willie includes both an historical and current examination of Black colleges in his newest book. For a classic on Black colleges, see Charles Willie and Ronald Edmonds’ Black Colleges in America: Challenge, Development, Survival.