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The Handbook of Black Studies is the first resource to bring together research and scholarship in the field of African-American studies in one volume. Editors Molefi Kete Asante and Maulana Karenga, along with a pre-eminent group of contributors, examine various aspects of the field of Black Studies. Organized into three parts, this Handbook explores historical and cultural foundations, philosophical and conceptual bases, and critical and analytical concepts.
Chapter 14: Black Studies in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Black Studies in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities
This essay will refer to institutions of higher learning responsible for educating students of African descent as historical Black colleges and universities (HBCUs); however, the reader should be aware that these institutions are referred to in the literature as Negro colleges prior to the liberating language of the 1960s during which time the term Black was advanced as a liberated name for the African descendents in the United States. This essay also looks at the evolution of Black Studies as part of a continuum in the expression of the collective African voice within the Western academy, of which the HBCUs have been essentially a part. Therefore, the ...