African American Fraternities and Sororities

African American Fraternities and Sororities

The Legacy and the Vision

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This second edition includes 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.
Publisher: Lexington, Kentucky : University Press of Kentucky, ©2012.
Edition: Second edition.
ISBN: 9780813136622
Characteristics: 525 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements
Introduction. Black Greek-letter organization scholarship: a look backward, a look forward / Tamara L. Brown, Gregory S. Parks, and Clarenda M. Phillips
Pledged to remember: Africa in the life and lore of Black Greek-letter organizations / Gloria Harper Dickinson
The origin and evolution of college fraternities and sororities / Craig L. Torbenson
Faith and fraternalism: a history / Jessica Harris and Said Sewell
Black fraternal and benevolent societies in nineteenth-century America / Anne S. Butler
The Grand Boulé at the dawn of a new century: Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity / William H. Harris
Education, racial uplift, and the rise of the Greek-letter tradition: the African American quest for status in the early twentieth century / Michael H. Washington and Cheryl L. Nuñ̃ez
In the beginning: the early history of the Divine Nine / André McKenzie
Lobbying Congress for civil rights: the American Council on Human Rights, 1948-1963 / Robert L. Harris Jr.
Academic achievement of African American fraternities and sororities / Crystal Renée Chambers, MaryBeth Walpole, and James Coaxum III
Lucy Diggs Slowe: not a matron but an administrator / Lisa Rasheed
A social history of everyday practice: Sadie T.M. Alexander and the incorporation of black women into the American legal profession, 1925-1960 / Kenneth W. Mack
Sister acts: resistance in Sweetheart and Little Sister Programs / Mindy Stombler and Irene Padavic
The body art of brotherhood / Sandra Mizumoto Posey
Calls: an inquiry into their origin, meaning, and function / Marcella L. McCoy
Variegated roots: the foundations of stepping / Carol D. Branch
What a man: the relationship between black fraternity stereotypes and black sorority mate selection / Marcia D. Hernandez [and others]
Racism, sexism, and aggression: a study of black and white fraternities / Tyra Black, Joanne Belknap, and Jennifer Ginsburg
The empty space of African American sorority representation: Spike Lee's School daze / Deborah Elizabeth Whaley
"Bloody, but unbowed": making meaning of "Invictus" and "If
" for the shaping of a collective black Greek identity / Rashawn Ray, Danielle Heard, and Ted Ingram
The continuing presence of hazing during the Fraternity Membership Intake Process Post / Jerryl Briggs.
Summary: This second edition includes 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.

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