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black studies:

see ethnic studiesethnic studies,
in American education, programs offering courses in the history and culture of minority groups. Ethnic studies arose as a result of the black protest movement of the 1960s, which, among other things, deplored the lack of cultural relevance for African Americans
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Pan-African Studies at Cal State LA is the second oldest Black Studies department in the nation, founded out of the student struggles of the late 1960s.
Despite a long tradition of Black Studies in the United States, students have not had the opportunity to enrol on a similar course in the UK.
Enhanced with the inclusion of a two page list of 'Works by Malcolm X', an eight page list of Contributors, and a useful three page Index, "Malcolm X's Michigan Worldview: An Exemplar for Contemporary Black Studies" is an extraordinary and seminal work of outstanding scholarship and a critically important addition to community and academic library Black Studies reference collections in general, and Malcolm X supplemental studies reading lists in particular.
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Biondi states that while the creation of Black Studies constituted an institutional revolution, that victory was followed by a period of struggle over how the discipline would take shape.
Author Regina Bernard-Carreno examines the state of black studies programs in the United States and ways in which they have devolved from their once revolutionary, student-based beginnings.
After all, the goal of black studies was to make conversations about race easier in the classroom, faculty meeting, and larger society.
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Hoist attended SUNY New Paltz from 1968 to 1972, where she enrolled in the first black studies courses offered at the school and worked with an early incarnation of the Educational Opportunity Program.
Pushing improved values all around, "Why Scouting Works: For Black Boys" is a top pick for any community library black studies collection and for any parent who wants the best for their child.
Members of the Black Panthers helped create the first Black Studies program.