I'll Find a Way or Make One: A Tribute to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (Paperback)

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Description


A comprehensive and definitive guide to America's 107 historically black colleges and universities, this commemorative gift book explores the historical, social, and cultural importance of the nation's HBCUs and celebrates their rich legacy.

Included in this one-of-a-kind collection are:

Detailed profiles of each HBCU

Illuminating portraits of distinguished HBCU graduates such as Leontyne Price, Thurgood Marshall, Spike Lee, and Oprah Winfrey

Little-known anecdotes about pre-Civil War efforts to educate blacks, such as how a white pastor founded what became Lincoln University after his black protege was excluded from Princeton's Theological Seminary

Rare photographs and archival materials featuring the likes of Eleanor Roosevelt addressing students at Howard University

Chronicling the history of education in the African American community, I'll Find a Way or Make One is not only an unprecedented salute to historically black colleges and universities, but also an indispensable account of some of the most important events of African Americana and American history.

Praise For…


“An important resource.”
-Booklist

“A touching statement to the glorious tradition HBCUs continue to maintain.”
-Philadelphia Tribune

“A fascinating work of great scope and great detail.”
-Cincinnati Herald

“An authoritative survey.”
-BookPage

Product Details
ISBN: 9780060094560
ISBN-10: 0060094567
Publisher: Amistad Press
Publication Date: August 21st, 2007
Pages: 453
Language: English