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, Feb 17, 2012 - Education - 552 pages

The first African American fraternities and sororities were established at the turn of the twentieth century to encourage leadership, racial pride, and academic excellence among black college students confronting the legacy of slavery and the indignities of Jim Crow segregation. With a strong presence that endures on today's campuses, African American fraternities and sororities claim legendary artists, politicians, theologians, inventors, intellectuals, educators, civil rights leaders, and athletes in their ranks.

In this second edition of African American Fraternities and Sororities: The Legacy and the Vision, editors Tamara L. Brown, Gregory S. Parks, and Clarenda M. Phillips have added new chapters that address issues such as the role of Christian values in black Greek-letter organizations and the persistence of hazing. Offering an overview of the historical, cultural, political, and social circumstances that have shaped these groups, African American Fraternities and Sororities explores the profound contributions that black Greek-letter organizations and their members have made to America.

New in the second edition: Examination of the relationship between Christian values and organizational identity Investigation of hazing rituals Survey of academic performance in black Greek-letter organizations Discourse on notions of masculinity in black Greek-letter organizations Accounts of the professional lives of black Greek luminaries

 

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I am reading excerpts from this book and the parts in which the author references the movie “School Daze” is confusing. There is an altercation between Julian and Vaughn “Dap” Dunlap, however the book mentions a man named “Slice” which is absolutely not a character in the movie.

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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