African American Fraternities and Sororities: The Legacy and the Vision

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Tamara L. Brown, Gregory Parks, Clarenda M. Phillips
University Press of Kentucky, Mar 11, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 496 pages
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The son of famed director and screenwriter Joseph L. Mankiewicz ( All About Eve [1950], Guys and Dolls [1955], Cleopatra [1963]) and the nephew of Citizen Kane screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz, Tom Mankiewicz was genuine Hollywood royalty. He grew up in Beverly Hills and New York, spent summers on his dad's film sets, had his first drink with Humphrey Bogart, dined with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, went to the theater with Ava Gardner, and traveled the world writing for Brando, Sinatra, and Connery. Although his family connections led him to show business, Tom "Mank" Mankiewicz forged a career of his own, becoming a renowned screenwriter, director, and producer of acclaimed films and television shows. He wrote screenplays for three James Bond films -- Diamonds Are Forever (1971), Live and Let Die (1973), and The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) -- and made his directorial debut with the hit TV series Hart to Hart (1979--1984). My Life as a Mankiewicz is a fascinating look at the life of an individual whose creativity and work ethic established him as a member of the Hollywood writing elite.

Mankiewicz details his journey through the inner world of the television and film industries, beginning with his first job as production assistant on The Comancheros (1961), starring John Wayne. My Life as a Mankiewicz illuminates his professional development as a writer and director, detailing his friendships and romantic relationships with some of Hollywood's biggest stars as well as his struggle with alcohol and drugs. With the assistance of Robert Crane, Mankiewicz tells a story of personal achievement and offers an insider's view of the glamorous world of Hollywood during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s.

 

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Contents

Pledged to Remember Africa in the Life and Lore of Black GreekLetter Organizations
11
The Origin and Evolution of College Fraternities and Sororities
37
Black Fraternal and Benevolent Societies in NineteenthCentury America
67
The Grand Boule at the Dawn of a New Century Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity
95
Education Racial Uplift and the Rise of the GreekLetter Tradition The African American Quest for Status in the Early Twentieth Century
137
In the Beginning The Early History of the Divine Nine
181
Lobbying Congress for Civil Rights The American Council on Human Rights 19481963
211
Sister Acts Resistance in Sweetheart and Little Sister Programs
233
Sisterly Bonds African American Sororities Rising to Overcome Obstacles
341
Racism Sexism and Aggression A Study of Black and White Fraternities
363
How Black GreekLetter Organization Membership Affects College Adjustment and Undergraduate Outcomes
393
The Empty Space of African American Sorority Representation Spike Lees School Daze
417
In the Fell Clutch of Circumstance Pledging and the Black Greek Experience
437
Future Directions
465
Selected Bibliography
471
Contributors
485

The Body Art of Brotherhood
269
Calls An Inquiry into Their Origin Meaning and Function
295
Variegated Roots The Foundations of Stepping
315

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Tamara L. Brown, associate professor of psychology at the University of Kentucky, is a founding member of Pi Mu chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority at Longwood College in Virginia.Gregory S. Parks is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and the editor of four books including Black Greek-Letter Organizations in the 21st Century: Our Fight Has Just Begun; Critical Race Realism: Intersections of Psychology, Race, and Law; and Brothers and Sisters: Diversity in American College Fraternities and Sororities,.Clarenda M. Phillips is chair of sociology, social work, and criminology at Morehead State University.

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