Harlem vs. Columbia University : Black student power in the late 1960s
- Bradley, Stefan M.
- Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c2009.
- Physical description
- ix, 249 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
LD1250 .B73 2009
- Unknown LD1250 .B73 2009
- Includes bibliographical references (p. -238) and index.
- Prologue-- Introduction-- Chapter 1. Why I Hate You: Community Resentment of Columbia-- Chapter 2. Gym Crow: Recreational Segregation in Morningside Park-- Chapter 3. Up against the Wall: Columbia's Integrated Protest Effort-- Chapter 4. On Our Own: SAS's Self-imposed Separation-- Chapter 5. Supporting the Cause: SDS, Protest, and the Bust-- Chapter 6. Black Student Power: The Struggle For Black Studies-- Chapter 7. Striking Similarities: Columbia, The Ivy League, and Black People-- Chapter 8. Is It Over Yet: The Results Of Student and Community Protest-- Conclusion-- Epilogue: Where Are They Now?-- Bibliography.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publisher's Summary
- In 1968-69, Columbia University became the site for a collision of American social movements. Black Power, student power, antiwar, New Left, and Civil Rights movements all clashed with local and state politics when an alliance of black students and residents of Harlem and Morningside Heights openly protested the school's ill-conceived plan to build a large, private gymnasium in the small green park that separates the elite university from Harlem. Railing against the university's expansion policy, protesters occupied administration buildings and met violent opposition from both fellow students and the police.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- Stefan M. Bradley.