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Title:Black Studies @ Loyola University Chicago
Contributor(s):Alkalimat, Abdul; Hoffman, Ruth
Subject(s):Black studies
Black studies - History
Loyola University Chicago
African Americans
Higher education
Abstract:This was the primary assignment for AFRO 500 in the fall of 2009. In addition to reading a number of texts that introduced the main topics of African American Studies in general, this assignment required each student to review an African American Studies program at a college or university in Illinois. I chose Loyola University Chicago for a number of reasons. First, I had the boundless resource of Dr. Abdul Alkalimat. He was the professor for this class and was, and still is, active in the Black Power Movement in Chicago. He proved to be a limitless source of information on a background in the social and political pressures that helped to shape the programs that developed in many of the Chicago area institutions of higher education. I expect to continue my own research in Detroit, another urban area much like Chicago that experienced a dramatic, sometimes violent, high powered and successful black movement in the 1960s, so focusing on a Chicago school made sense. I also wanted to know if a Catholic University might have responded differently to those same social and political pressures. This choice also reflects my own research interests as I plan to investigate the connections between the Catholic Church and the Black Power movement in 1960's Detroit.
Issue Date:2010
Publisher:Graduate School of Library and Information Science and the Department of African American Studies. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Series/Report:Illinois Documentary History of Black Studies. Volume 2.
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Date Available in IDEALS:2010-03-11

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