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Title:Race and Higher Education at the University of Illinois, 1945 to 1955
Author(s):Cobb-Roberts, Dierdre Lynn
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Anderson, James D.
Department / Program:Education
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Black Studies
Abstract:African American students that attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC, U of I, Illinois and University), from the early years of its founding had to bear much of the burden their ancestors had endured. They were allowed to attend the University, however enrollment was on a limited basis, and they were not accepted as full and equal participants. The experiences of African American students at UIUC from 1945 to 1955 (end of World War II to Brown decision), though unique in their own terms, were nonetheless part of a history of overt and institutionalized discrimination dating back to the founding of the University. In order to fully appreciate and understand the experiences of 1945-1955 it is critical to comprehend the traditions and customs of coping with racism and alienation that were established in the preceding decades. This information is vital to the establishment of a conceptual framework for the history of African American students, at the University of Illinois, between the years of 1945-1955.
Issue Date:1998
Description:163 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1998.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9904419
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:1998

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