Abstract

In 1967, the Harvard Educational Review published an article entitled "The American Negro College" by Christopher Jencks and David Riesman. The article dealt a stinging blow to Black colleges—labeling them "academic disaster areas." Using a historical methodology, I show the strategic ways in which Black college leaders and the United Negro College Fund responded, highlighting their attempts to salvage the image of Black colleges.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1538-4640
Print ISSN
0022-1546
Pages
pp. 317-352
Launched on MUSE
2006-03-20
Open Access
No
Archive Status
Archived
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