A Black Educator in the Segregated South

A Black Educator in the Segregated South

Kentucky's Rufus B. Atwood

eBook - 2015
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Black college presidents in the era of segregation walked a tightrope. They were expected to educate black youth without sufficient state and federal funding. Yet in the African American community they were supposed to represent power and influence and to be outspoken advocates of civil rights, despite the continual risk of offending the white politicians on whom they were dependent for funding. The dilemmas they faced in balancing these conflicting demands have never been fully examined. Gerald Smith's study of the long-time president of Kentucky State College helps fill that void. From 1929 t.
Publisher: Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, ©2015.
ISBN: 9780813158679
0813158672
9781322596440
1322596441
9780813118567
0813118565
Characteristics: 1 online resource (242 pages)

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