African American Fraternities and Sororities: The Legacy and the Vision

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Tamara L. Brown, Gregory S. Parks, Clarenda M. Phillips
University Press of Kentucky, Jan 1, 2012 - Fiction - 525 pages
Unpublished at the time of the author's death, a historical novel featuring a young migrant worker's experiences on a tragic ranch couple's cotton farm is now in print for the first time. By the author of River of Earth.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 Pledged to Remember
9
2 The Origin and Evolution of College Fraternities and Sororities
33
3 Faith and Fraternalism
63
4 Black Fraternal and Benevolent Societies in NineteenthCentury America
75
5 The Grand Boule at the Dawn of a New Century
101
6 Education Racial Uplift and the Rise of the GreekLetter Tradition
141
7 In the Beginning
183
12 Sister Acts
289
13 The Body Art of Brotherhood
307
14 Calls
331
15 Variegated Roots
351
16 What a Man
377
17 Racism Sexism and Aggression
395
18 The Empty Space of African American Sorority Representation
425
19 Bloody but Unbowed
445

8 Lobbying Congress for Civil Rights
213
9 Academic Achievement of African American Fraternities and Sororities
233
10 Lucy Diggs Slowe
249
11 A Social History of Everyday Practice
267
PHOTO INSERT
272
20 The Continuing Presence of Hazing during the Fraternity Membership Intake Process Post 1990
477
Selected Bibliography
497
Contributors
511
Index
515
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Tamara L. Brown, associate professor of psychology at the University of Kentucky, is a founding member of the Pi Mu chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority at Longwood University in Virginia.Gregory S. Parks, assistant professor of law at Wake Forest University School of Law, is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. He is the editor of Black Greek-Letter Organizations in the 21st Century: Our Fight Has Just Begun and coeditor of Alpha Phi Alpha: A Legacy of Greatness, the Demands of TranscendenceClarenda M. Phillips is professor of sociology and chair of the Department of Sociology, Criminology, and Social Work at Morehead State University.

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