Educators in Higher Education
Skim the article on "African American Religion in the Nineteenth Century" for an overview of the role of religious institutions in the African American community. Then read "The History of Black Colleges and Universities."
Visit Wilberforce University, Bethune-Cookman College, Howard University, Jackson State College history and other HBCU web sites. Complete the chart below for the sites you visit.
Find out what a college president's day is like by following Julius Chambers: A day in the life of the chancellor of N. C. Central University.
The first African American to head a large predominantly white university was Clifton R. Wharton, Jr. Howard's current president, H. Patrick Swygert, left the helm of SUNY-Albany to assume leadership in Washington.. He discussed "Challenges, Change, and the Future of Howard University" at the 1995 Opening Convocation. Last month, in an interview for The Washingtonian, President Swygert explained why he is "Reaching High."
Howard graduate, Irvin D. Reid, is president of Wayne State University. A significant number of blacks have been appointed to community colleges according to the author of African American Leadership, Power, and Influence in Community Colleges.
Washington, DC native, Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson, joined the ranks of U. S. college presidents on July 1, 1999 when she assumed the top position at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She was featured on the cover of the March issue of Black Issues in Higher Education
Is there still a need for historically black colleges and universities?
Cynthia L. Frierson summarizes a
survey of the perceptions of some African American educators. What
do you think?
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