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xviii, 296 pages ; 24 cm.
Few people know that student protest emerged in Latin America decades before the infamous student movements of Western Europe and the U.S. in the 1960s. Even fewer people know that Central American university students authored colonial agendas and anti-colonial critiques. In fact, Central American students were key actors in shaping ideas of nation, empire, and global exchange. Bridging a half-century of student protest from 1929 to 1983, this source reader contains more than sixty texts from Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, and Costa Rica, including editorials, speeches, manifestos, letters, and pamphlets. Available for the first time in English, these rich texts help scholars and popular audiences alike to rethink their preconceptions of student protest and revolution. The texts also illuminate key issues confronting social movements today: global capitalism, dispossession, privatization, development, and state violence.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781474403696 20170424
Education Library (Cubberley)
xxiii, 285 pages ; 24 cm
"What are the real roots of the student protests of 2015 and 2016? Is it actually about fees? Why did so many protests turn violent? Where is the government while the buildings burn, and do the students know how to end the protests? Former Free State University Vice-Chancellor Jonathan Jansen delves into the unprecedented disruption of universities that caught South Africa by surprise. In frank interviews with eleven of the VCs most affected, he examines the forces at work, why the protests escalate into chaos, and what is driving – and exasperating – our youth. This urgent and necessary book gives us an insider view of the crisis, tells us why the conflict will not go away and what it means for the future of our universities."--Back cover.
Education Library (Cubberley), SAL3 (off-campus storage)
1 online resource (streaming video file) (56 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound Sound: digital. Digital: video file; MPEG-4; Flash.
It covers the Los Angeles high school blow outs of 1968 thoroughly and with passion. Part 3 is also likely to be the most interesting to students because they can witness young people their own age forcefully agitating for change. It is also striking because the catalysts for the walk outs--high drop out rate, crumbling schools, lack of Mexican American teachers--still resonate today. This segment is visually interesting as well because the filmmakers made a conscious effort to interview actual participants (which they do in all the segments). Here they actually go back and forth between a photo or video of a participant from the 1960s to that same person being interviewed today, and it is insightful to see how that individual changed in the intervening thirty years. For example, at one point the video discusses how the students were trying to garner outside support for their cause in order to legitimate it in the eyes of the school board. Robert Kennedy agrees to meet with student leaders and offer his support (he was running for president at the time and was in California to meet with Cesar Chavez), and we see a picture of Kennedy surrounded by student leaders. The camera then focuses on a young Harry Gamboa--one of the walk-out leaders--standing next to Kennedy and the video then fades away to a current day interview with him.
xvii, 218 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Acknowledgments Introduction to the New Edition Introduction Prologue 1. The Dawn of Dissent 2. The Awakening of Activism 3. The Antiwar Movement 4. A Precarious Peace 5. Student Rights/Civil Rights: African Americans and the Struggle for Racial Justice 6. The Women's Movement: An Idea Whose Time Had Come 7. Bloomington and the Counterculture in Southern Indiana Epilogue: The End of an Era at Indiana University Epilogue to the New Edition Conclusion Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780253026682 20170530
During the 1960s in the heartlands of America-a region of farmland, conservative politics, and traditional family values-students at Indiana University were transformed by their realization that the personal was the political. Taking to the streets, they made their voices heard on issues from local matters, such as dorm curfews and self-governance, to national issues of racism, sexism, and the Vietnam War. In this grassroots view of student activism, Mary Ann Wynkoop documents how students became antiwar protestors, civil rights activists, members of the counterculture, and feminists who shaped a protest movement that changed the heart of Middle America and redefined higher education, politics, and cultural values. Based on research in primary sources, interviews, and FBI files, Dissent in the Heartland reveals the Midwestern pulse of the 1960s beating firmly, far from the elite schools and urban centers of the East and West. This revised edition includes a new introduction and epilogue that document how deeply students were transformed by their time at IU, evidenced by their continued activism and deep impact on the political, civil, and social landscapes of their communities and country.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780253026682 20170530
Education Library (Cubberley)
xiv, 219 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Introduction 2.The Pre-1952 Era 3. The Nasser Era 4. The Sadat Era 5. The Mubarak Era (1981-2001) 6.The Mubarak Era (2001-2011) Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138656109 20161219
Egyptians in Revolt investigates the political economy of the Egyptian labor and student movements. Using elements of social movement theory within a broad political economy framework, it assesses labor and student mobilizations in four eras of contemporary Egyptian history: the pre-1952 era, the Nasser era, the Sadat era and the Mubarak era. Egyptians in Revolt examines how both student and labor groups responded to the political economy pressures of the respective eras. Within the context of social movement theory, the book argues that political opportunities and threats have had a significant impact on both student and labor mobilizations. In addition, the book explores how the movements have, at times, been able to affect government policies. However, the argument is made that the inability of both groups to sustain momentum in the long term is due to cooptation efforts by established political forces and the absence of viable and enduring organizational structures that are autonomous of state control. By combining analysis to include both labor and student movements, Egyptians in Revolt is a valuable resource for understanding the Egyptian political economy and its impact on mobilizations. It will therefore be of interest to students and scholars of Middle East Studies, as well as those interested in social movement more broadly.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138656109 20161219
Green Library
1 videodisc (approximately 99 min.) : sound, black and white with color sequences ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical; stereo. Video: PAL. Digital: video file; DVD video; all regions.
A film that discusses the need for the decolonization of universities, with a focus on South African universities and colleges. Looks at the group Fees Must Fall, which was established to protest the fees students pay which grow annually. Discusses the involvement of faculty and staff in changing the Western-centric attitudes at institutions of higher education.
Media & Microtext Center
1 online resource (118 pages).
  • Introduction to campus activism in the 21st century
  • Historical context of student activism
  • What's happening today: case studies of activism
  • Shifting perspectives on student activism
  • Policy implications of student involvement
  • Predictions of the future.
"[This book] is a critical source of academic perspectives on contemporary activism and protests from the college student population. Including a range of pertinent topics such as discrimination, school administration, and technology-based activism, this book is ideally designed for educators, professionals, researchers, academics, and students interested in current practices of activism at higher education institutions"--Provided by publisher.
xvi, 216 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • 1. Student Politics and Protest: an Introduction. 2. Campaigning for a Movement 3. Student Struggles and Power Relations in Contemporary Universities. 4. Neoliberal Discourses and the Emergence of an Agentic Field: the Chilean Student Movement 5. Affinities and Barricades. 6. Student Politics and the Value(s) of Public Welfare 7. The Politics of Higher Education Funding in the UK Student Movement 1996-2010 8. Student Power in 21st Century Africa 9. Students' Associations 10. 'If Not Now, Then When? If Not Us, Who?' Understanding the Student Protest Movement in Hong Kong 11. Student Mobilization during Turkey's Gezi Resistance: From the Politics of Change to the Politics of Lifestyle 12. Network Formation in Student Political Worlds 13. Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138934979 20170213
Despite allegations of political disengagement and apathy on the part of the young, the last ten years have witnessed a considerable degree of political activity by young people - much of it led by students or directed at changes to the higher education system. Such activity has been evident across the globe. Nevertheless, to date, no book has brought together contributions from a wide variety of national contexts to explore such trends in a rigorous manner. Student Politics and Protest: International Perspectives offers a unique contribution to the disciplines of education, sociology, social policy, politics and youth studies. It provides the first book-length analysis of student politics within contemporary higher education comprising contributions from a variety of different countries and addressing questions such as: * What roles do students' unions play in politics today? * How successful are students in bringing about change? * In what ways are students engaged in politics and protest in contemporary society? * How does such engagement differ by national context? Student Politics and Protest: International Perspectives explores a number of common themes, including: the focus and nature of student politics and protest; whether students are engaging in fundamentally new forms of political activity; the characteristics of politically engaged students; the extent to which such activity can be considered to be 'globalised'; and societal responses to political activity on the part of students. Student Politics and Protest: International Perspectives does not seek to develop a coherent argument across all its chapters but, instead, illustrate the variety of empirical foci, theoretical resources and substantive arguments that are being made in relation to student politics and protest. International in scope, with all chapters dealing with recent developments concerning student politics and protest, this book will be an invaluable guide for Higher Education professionals, masters and postgraduate students in education, sociology, social policy, politics and youth studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138934979 20170213
Education Library (Cubberley)
xviii, 325 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Introduction : "Do not mess with us!"
  • The republic of students, 1942-1952
  • Showcase for democracy, 1953-1957
  • A manner of feeling, 1958-1962
  • Go forth and teach all, 1963-1977
  • Combatants for the common cause, 1976-1978
  • Student nationalism without a government, 1977-1980
  • Coda : "Ahí van los estudiantes!", 1980-present.
Between 1944 and 1996, Guatemala experienced a revolution, counterrevolution, and civil war. Playing a pivotal role within these national shifts were students from Guatemala's only public university, the University of San Carlos (USAC). USAC students served in, advised, protested, and were later persecuted by the government, all while crafting a powerful student nationalism. In no other moment in Guatemalan history has the relationship between the university and the state been so mutable, yet so mutually formative. By showing how the very notion of the middle class in Guatemala emerged from these student movements, this book places an often-marginalized region and period at the center of histories of class, protest, and youth movements and provides an entirely new way to think about the role of universities and student bodies in the formation of liberal democracy throughout Latin America.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520292222 20170814
Green Library
xx, 230 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
  • Foreword Acknowledgments List of Abbreviations INTRODUCTION 1. MOBILIZATIONS Students Take to the Streets Coordinates of a Cycle of Protest On Violence 2. DISCUSSIONS The Unions and the Movement The Lefts and the Students Paths and Paradoxes of Revolutionary Action 3. CULTURAL EXPRESSIONS Militant Mystiques Youth Cultures More Nuances CONCLUSION. 1968 AND THE EMERGENCE OF A "NEW LEFT" Notes Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520290013 20170117
The tumultuous 1960s saw a generation of Latin American youth enter into political life in unprecedented numbers. Though some have argued that these young-radical movements were inspired by the culture and politics of social movements burgeoning in Europe and the United States, youth activism developed its own distinct form in Latin America. In this book, Vania Markarian explores how the Uruguayan student movement of 1968 shaped leftist politics in the country for decades to come. She considers how students invented their own new culture of radicalism to achieve revolutionary change in Uruguay and in Latin America as a whole. By exploring the intersection of activism, political violence, and youth culture, Uruguay, 1968 offers new insights about such subjects as the "New Left" and "Revolutionary Left" that are central to our historical understanding of the 1960s across the globe.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520290013 20170117
Education Library (Cubberley)
vii, 261 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
  • Prologue: May 4, 1970-South Vietnam
  • "We have to say 'f
  • ' everywhere"
  • Burn, baby-burn
  • Night of the helicopters
  • Danse macabre
  • Blood like a river
  • Once to every man and nation
  • "Oh, my god! They've killed the guardsmen!"
  • The age of hate
  • An unfortunate incident
  • Blind justice
  • Plan B
  • Paradise lost.
"Using recently available oral histories from participants, Howard Means examines the Kent State shooting and the tumultuous era that reverberates still"--NoveList.
Education Library (Cubberley)
xvi, 278 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Preface ix Acknowledgments xiii A Note about Names xvii Introduction. Pemuda Fever 1 1. Archive 25 2. Street 57 3. Style 85 4. Violence 117 5. Home 147 6. Democracy 179 Conclusion. A Return to Home 209 Notes 219 Bibliography 247 Index 269.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780822361718 20160718
In Activist Archives Doreen Lee tells the origins, experiences, and legacy of the radical Indonesian student movement that helped end the thirty-two-year dictatorship in May 1998. Lee situates the revolt as the most recent manifestation of student activists claiming a political and historical inheritance passed down by earlier generations of politicized youth. Combining historical and ethnographic analysis of "Generation 98, " Lee offers rich depictions of the generational structures, nationalist sentiments, and organizational and private spaces that bound these activists together. She examines the ways the movement shaped new and youthful ways of looking, seeing, and being-found in archival documents from the 1980s and 1990s; the connections between politics and place; narratives of state violence; activists' experimental lifestyles; and the uneven development of democratic politics on and off the street. Lee illuminates how the interaction between official history, collective memory, and performance came to define youth citizenship and resistance in Indonesia's transition to the post-Suharto present.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780822361718 20160718
Education Library (Cubberley)
xi, 201 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Introduction. Neglect, Dust and Xerography
  • From Control Revolution to Age of Generative Systems
  • Open Secrets and Imagined Terrorisms
  • Xerography, Publics and Counterpublics
  • Eros, Thanatos, Xerox
  • Requiem at the Copy Machine Museum.
This is the story of how the xerographic copier, or "Xerox machine, " became a creative medium for artists and activists during the last few decades of the twentieth century. Paper jams, mangled pages, and even fires made early versions of this clunky office machine a source of fear, rage, dread, and disappointment. But eventually, xerography democratized print culture by making it convenient and affordable for renegade publishers, zinesters, artists, punks, anarchists, queers, feminists, street activists, and others to publish their work and to get their messages out on the street. The xerographic copier adjusted the lived and imagined margins of society, Eichhorn argues, by supporting artistic and political expression and mobilizing subcultural movements. Eichhorn describes early efforts to use xerography to create art and the occasional scapegoating of urban copy shops and xerographic technologies following political panics, using the post-9/11 raid on a Toronto copy shop as her central example. She examines New York's downtown art and punk scenes of the 1970s to 1990s, arguing that xerography -- including photocopied posters, mail art, and zines -- changed what cities looked like and how we experienced them. And she looks at how a generation of activists and artists deployed the copy machine in AIDS and queer activism while simultaneously introducing the copy machine's gritty, DIY aesthetics into international art markets. Xerographic copy machines are now defunct. Office copiers are digital, and activists rely on social media more than photocopied posters. And yet, Eichhorn argues, even though we now live in a post-xerographic era, the grassroots aesthetics and political legacy of xerography persists.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780262033961 20160619
Green Library
xii, 255 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction: "We want what people generally refer to as Black power": Black student and youth activism in the era of Black power
  • "The city was on fire": the beginnings of a movement
  • "Damn the army, join the invaders": the Black organizing project and the invaders
  • "Make the scene better": the neighborhood organizing project, the decline of the invaders, and the promise and limits of Black power in Memphis
  • "Why not at Lemoyne-Owen?": student activism and Black power at Lemoyne-Owen College
  • "We can't be isolated any longer": Memphis State University, the Black Student Association, and the politics of racial identity
  • Epilogue: "Black Panther Party not needed": the legacy of youth and student activism and the Black power generation in Memphis.
During the civil rights era, Memphis gained a reputation for having one of the South's strongest NAACP branches. But that organization, led by the city's black elite, was hardly the only driv-ing force in the local struggle against racial injustice. In the late sixties, Black Power proponents advocating economic, political, and cultural self-determination effectively mobilized Memphis's African American youth, using an array of moderate and radical approaches to protest and change conditions on their campuses and in the community. While Black Power activism on the coasts and in the Midwest has attracted considerable scholarly attention, much less has been written about the movement's impact outside these hot-beds. In Black Power in the Bluff City, Shirletta J. Kinchen helps redress that imbalance by ex-amining how young Memphis activists like Coby Smith and Charles Cabbage, dissatisfied by the pace of progress in a city emerging from the Jim Crow era, embraced Black Power ideology to con-front such challenges as gross disparities in housing, education, and employment as well as police brutality and harassment. Two closely related Black Power organizations, the Black Organizing Project and the Invaders, became central to the local black youth movement in the late 1960s. Kinchen traces these groups' participation in the 1968 sanitation workers' strike-including the controversy over whether their activities precipitated events that culminated in Martin Luther King's assassination-and their subsequent involvement in War on Poverty programs. The book also shows how Black Power ideology drove activism at the historically black LeMoyne-Owen Col-lege, scene of a 1968 administration-building takeover, and at the predominately white Memphis State University, where African American students transformed the campus by creating parallel institutions that helped strengthen black student camaraderie and consciousness in the face of marginalization. Drawing on interviews with activists, FBI files, newspaper accounts from the period, and many other sources, the author persuasively shows not only how an emerging generation helped define the black freedom struggle in Memphis but also how they applied the tenets of Black Power to shape the broader community.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781621901877 20160619
Green Library
ix, 350 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Acknowledgements-- Introduction-- Power redefined - 'what happened to governance?'-- Two weeks in October - changing governance in South Africa Susan Booysen-- Primary voices - 'the roots of the revolution'-- The roots of the revolution Gillian Godsell, Rekgotsofetse Chikane-- The game's the same: #MustFall-- moves to Euro-America Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh-- #OutsourcingMustFall through the eyes of workers Omhle Ntshingila, with workers-- Documenting the revolution Gillian Godsell, Refiloe Lepere, Swankie Mofoko, Ayabonga Nase-- The revolt - 'rising against the liberators', South Africa in Africa-- Standing on the shoulders of giants? Successive generations of youth sacrifice in South Africa David Everatt-- Learning from student protest in Sub-Saharan Africa Lynn Hewlett, Gugu Mukadah, Horacio Zandamela, Koffi Kouakou-- Unfinished revolutions: The North African uprisings and notes on South Africa William Gumede-- Power and class redefined - 'sit down and listen to us'-- To win free education, fossilised neoliberalism must fall Patrick Bond-- Bringing class back in: Against outsourcing during #FeesMustFall at Wits Vishwas Satgar-- Between a rock and a hard place: University management and the #FeesMustFall campaign Patrick Fitzgerald, Oliver Seale Financing universities: Promoting equity or reinforcing inequality Pundy Pillay-- Justice, identity, force and rights - 'we came for the refund'-- Excavating the vernacular - 'ugly feminists', generational blues and matriarchal leadership Darlene Miller-- The South African student/worker protests in light of just war theory Thad Metz-- Conclusion-- Conclusion: Aluta continua! Editorial collective / Susan Booysen.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781868149858 20170605
#FeesMustFall, the student revolt that began in October 2015, was an uprising against lack of access to, and financial exclusion from, higher education in South Africa. More broadly, it radically questioned the socio-political dispensation resulting from the 1994 social pact between big business, the ruling elite and the liberation movement. The 2015 revolt links to national and international youth struggles of the recent past and is informed by Black Consciousness politics and social movements of the international Left. Yet, its objectives are more complex than those of earlier struggles. The student movement has challenged the hierarchical, top-down leadership system of university management and it's 'double speak' of professing to act in workers' and students' interests yet enforce a regressive system for control and governance. University managements, while one one level amenable to change, have also co-opted students into their ranks to create co-responsibility for the highly bureaucratised university fi nancial aid that stand in the way of their social revolution. This book maps the contours of student discontent a year after the start of the #FeesMustFall revolt. Student voices dissect coloniality, improper compromises by the founders of democratic South Africa, feminism, worker rights and meaningful education. In-depth assessments by prominent scholars refl ect on the complexities of student activism, its impact on national and university governance, and offer provocative analyses of the power of the revolt.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781868149858 20170605
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xxvi, 422 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some coloured), portraits ; 24 cm
  • Introduction : the student who got rid of Rhodes. Part I. An imperial prologue, 1835-1902. A polite war : the role of mission schools in conquest
  • 'Evangelical workshops' : native education
  • From kaffir parsons to outcast ghettos : the next conquest. Part II. From Christian nationalism to Bantu education, 1902-1961. God and Volk : Christian nationalism
  • 'Quiet influence' : the Afrikaner cultural movement
  • 'Good native, tribal native' : retribalisation
  • 'An efficient force' : Bantu education
  • The assault on academic freedom : universities. Part III. NUSAS and the liberal agenda, 1959-1968. The United States in South Africa : the 'Cultural Cold War'
  • Insurgent liberals : how the CIA played NUSAS
  • Gentlemen accomplices : The US-South Africa Leader Exchange Program
  • Dummy foundations and funding pass-throughs : the USSALEP plot thickens. Part IV. The Black Student Movement, 1968-1976
  • Psychological liberation : the rise of black consciousness
  • 'A movement of blacks for blacks' : the South African Students' Organisation
  • The road to Soweto : April 1974-October 1975
  • 'Year of fire' : 1976
  • Part V. The apartheid-skills quandary, 1977-1993. A courtship of favours : business and apartheid
  • Saving capitalism : neo-apartheid. Part VI. From lost generation to lost opportunities, 1994-2012. Into democracy : new insiders, old outsiders
  • Freelance buccaneers, luxury cars and sushi parties : the Youth League cabal
  • Lost opportunities : the post-liberation generation. Part VII. Reform and rebellion, 2003-2016. Campus concoctions : institutional mergers
  • High-altitude abstractions : the promise of free education
  • Occupied Wits : the Fees Must Fall movement
  • The storm breaks : revolt and reaction
  • Helter-skelter : things fall apart
  • Epilogue : 'a tragic optimism.'
Free Fall recounts how and why the present education crisis in South Africa has become the leading cause for black university students. Probing deep beneath the surface of the crisis, the book reveals uncomfortable truths about colonial- and apartheid-era education, and traces the tangled web of connections between foreign and South African business interests, the apartheid government, and the role of universities in propping up a white elite and coopting a subservient black class to their cause. It brings to life the people and ideas that, over a century-and-a-half, have created a perfect storm for the present crisis in South African higher education. Malcolm Ray combines intellectual rigour with the intimacy of narrative non-fiction, introducing readers to the main protagonists since the end of slavery in 1834, through the rise of missionary education as an instrument of indoctrinating and subjugating black people, and into the apartheid era. Beyond apartheid, the book details how policy blunders by the democratic government since 1994 have conspired with the past to fuel South Africa's slide into increasing economic and social disarray. It is the story of the failure of South Africa's democratic government to deal with major fault lines fissuring higher education, and the circumstances that led to the #RhodesMustFall and #FeesMustFall movements in 2015. The book ends on a high note, answering the question: 'What now?' This book aims to be the beginning of the solution.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xix, 253 pages ; 24 cm
  • 1. The Dress Rehearsals, 1960-1966
  • 2. 1967 : The Explosive Year
  • 3. 1968 : The Ideological Seizure of Power
  • 4. From Rebels to Enemies of the State
  • 5. Twilight of the Rebels
  • 6. Concluding Thoughts : Ideas of and about 1968
  • Glossary.
"Free Radicals offers both a comprehensive panorama of the oppositional politics of the 'Generation of 1968' in Germany and a trenchant interpretation of the ideas and politics of the movement, placing them in a larger historiographical framework. The book argues that the activists of the 1960s fundamentally misconstrued the nature of the young German republic, conflating it with earlier problematic German polities, particularly the doomed Weimar Republic, and offered a hazy world-shattering future based on artificial comparisons to past revolutionary models. This book situates the German Student movement within the spectrum of major social changes that occurred in postwar West Germany, arguing that the student radicals at first were swept along by the liberalizing forces of the young democracy, but then made a decisive turn against reform and gradual political evolution in favor of an aggressive rejection of the existing order. The student radicals borrowed many of the ideas and the cultural styles for the anticipated revolution from global trends, particularly from those emanating from the United States, but since the collective trauma of National Socialism was still fresh--the majority of the student radicals grew up in the direct aftermath of World War II--the contours of the German Student Movement were formed by uniquely German dilemmas and a deep generational clash. This book tells the story of the struggles of the first free republic on German soil and the generation that came of age adamantly refusing to accept its legitimacy"--Provided by publisher.
Green Library
xi, 300 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • AcknowledgmentsAbbreviationsIntroduction: The Mississippi Freedom Schools1. "The Pathway from Slavery to Freedom": The Origins of Education and the Ideology of Liberation in Mississippi2. "There Was Something Happening": The Civil Rights Education and Politicization of the Freedom School Students3. "The Student as a Force for Social Change": The Politics and Organization of the Mississippi Freedom Schools4. "We Will Walk in the Light of Freedom": Attending and Teaching in the Freedom Schools5. "We Do Hereby Declare Independence": Educational Activism and Reconceptualizing Freedom After the Summer Campaign6. Carrying Forth the Struggle: Freedom Schools and Contemporary Educational PolicyEpilogue: Remembering the Freedom Schools Fifty Years LaterNotesIndex.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231175685 20160725
Created in 1964 as part of the Mississippi Freedom Summer, the Mississippi Freedom Schools were launched by educators and activists to provide an alternative education for African American students that would facilitate student activism and participatory democracy. The schools, as Jon N. Hale demonstrates, had a crucial role in the civil rights movement and a major impact on the development of progressive education throughout the nation. Designed and run by African American and white educators and activists, the Freedom Schools counteracted segregationist policies that inhibited opportunities for black youth. Providing high-quality, progressive education that addressed issues of social justice, the schools prepared African American students to fight for freedom on all fronts. Forming a political network, the Freedom Schools taught students how, when, and where to engage politically, shaping activists who trained others to challenge inequality. Based on dozens of first-time interviews with former Freedom School students and teachers and on rich archival materials, this remarkable social history of the Mississippi Freedom Schools is told from the perspective of those frequently left out of civil rights narratives that focus on national leadership or college protestors. Hale reveals the role that school-age students played in the civil rights movement and the crucial contribution made by grassroots activists on the local level. He also examines the challenges confronted by Freedom School activists and teachers, such as intimidation by racist Mississippians and race relations between blacks and whites within the schools. In tracing the stories of Freedom School students into adulthood, this book reveals the ways in which these individuals turned training into decades of activism. Former students and teachers speak eloquently about the principles that informed their practice and the influence that the Freedom School curriculum has had on education. They also offer key strategies for further integrating the American school system and politically engaging today's youth.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231175685 20160725
Green Library
xvi, 276 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Preface: a tale of two gatherings
  • "So that none shall be afraid": establishing and building the Student Interracial Ministry, 1960-1961
  • To be both prophet and pastor: crossing racial lines in pulpits and public spaces, 1961-1962
  • "These walls will shake": new forms of ministry for changing times, 1962-1965
  • Into the heart of the beast: ministry in the fields and towns of Southwest Georgia, 1965-1968
  • Seminarians in the secular city: embracing urban ministry, 1965-1970
  • Seminaries in the storm: theological education and the collapse of SIM, 1967-1968.
Conceived at the same conference that produced the Student NonviolentCoordinating Committee (SNCC), the Student Interracial Ministry (SIM)was a national organisation devoted to dismantling Jim Crow while simultaneouslyadvancing American churches' approach to race. In this book, DavidP. Cline details how, between the founding of SIM in 1960 and its dissolutionat the end of the decade, the seminary students who created and ranthe organisation influenced hundreds of thousands of community membersthrough its various racial reconciliation and economic justice projects. Frominner-city ministry in Oakland to voter registration drives in southwesternGeorgia, participants modeled peaceful inter racialism nationwide. By tellingthe history of SIM-its theology, influences, and failures-Cline situates SIMwithin two larger frameworks: the long civil rights movement and the evenlonger tradition of liberal Christianity's activism for social reform. Pulling SIM from the shadow of its more famous twin, SNCC, Clinesheds light on an understudied facet of the movement's history. In doing so, he provokes an appreciation of the struggle of churches to remain relevantin swiftly changing times and shows how seminarians responded to institutionalconservatism by challenging the establishment to turn toward politicalactivism.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781469630434 20161114
Green Library

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