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On the morning of February 13, 1969, members of Duke University's Afro-American Society barricaded themselves inside 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 and beyond. Segal shows that Duke's first Black students quickly 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 have faced and continue to face.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Half-Title Page, Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-viii
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. List of Abbreviations
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. List of Key Actors
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xv-xviii
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  1. Introduction: A Historic Encounter
  2. pp. 1-4
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  1. 1. A Plantation System: Desegregation
  2. pp. 5-31
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  1. 2. Like Bare Skin and Putting Salt on It: First Encounters
  2. pp. 32-59
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  1. 3. Rights, as Opposed to Privileges: Race and Space
  2. pp. 60-101
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  1. 4. We Were Their Sons and Daughters: Occupation of University House
  2. pp. 102-124
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  1. 5. Hope Takes Its Last Stand: The Silent Vigil
  2. pp. 125-159
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  1. 6. Humiliating to Plead for Our Humanity: Negotiations
  2. pp. 160-181
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  1. 7. Now They Know, and They Ain't Gonna Do: Planning
  2. pp. 182-207
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  1. 8. No Option to Negotiate: Confrontation
  2. pp. 208-241
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  1. 9. We Shall Have Cocktails in the Gloaming: Aftermath
  2. pp. 242-275
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  1. Epilogue: Something Has to Change-2019, Fifty Years Later
  2. pp. 276-286
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 287-346
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  1. Bibliography
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  1. Index
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  1. Image Plates
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781478012955
Related ISBN
9781478010401
MARC Record
OCLC
1223041164
Pages
400
Launched on MUSE
2021-01-13
Language
English
Open Access
No
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