Black Greek 101: The Culture, Customs, and Challenges of Black Fraternities and Sororities

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Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press, 2003 - Education - 240 pages
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Black Greek 101 provides an analysis of the customs, culture, and challenges facing historically Black fraternal organizations. The text initially provides a history of Black Greek organizations beyond the nine major organizations. Next, the pledging practice of the organizations is chronicled, noting the abuses associated with it, and a recent research study assesses the policies implemented to curb hazing in the organizations. The text highlights the growth of fraternalism outside of the mainstream organizations, with particular emphasis on African fraternal organizations. Then, the vivid culture and practices of the groups is documented, providing a historical grounding for the visible aspects of the groups. Finally, several challenges for the future are highlighted. Readers are also provided with an annotated bibliography of articles, news stories, and books related to Black fraternalism, as well as a chronicle of hazing cases over the past twelve years. Albany State University in Georgia.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
9
Introduction
11
The Foundation Era of Black Fraternalism
19
The History of Pledging
37
The Membership Intake Movement
61
Was Eight Enough?
91
That Thing You Do
111
The Future of Black Greek Life
147
Afterword
185
19892001
189
Black Greek 101 Dictionary
193
Notes
199
Works Cited
211
Black Greek Bibliography
217
Index
235
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Walter M. Kimbrough serves as the Vice President for Student Affairs at Albany State University in Albany, Georgia.

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