African American Fraternities and Sororities, second edition
The Legacy and the Vision
Contributions by Gloria Harper Dickinson, Craig L. Torbenson, Jessica Harris, Said Sewell, Anne S. Butler, William H. Harris, Michael H. Washington, Cheryl L. Nuñez, Andre McKenzie, Robert L. Harris, Jr., Crystal Renee Chambers, MaryBeth Walpole, James Coaxum, III, Lisa Rasheed, Kenneth W. Mack, Mindy Stombler, Irene Padavic, Sandra Mizumoto Posey, Marcella Deh, Carol D. Branch, Marcia D. Hernandez, Anita McDaniel, LaVerne Gyant, Tina Fletcher, Tyra Black, Joanne Belknap, Jennifer Ginsburg, Deborah Elizabeth Whaley, Rashawn Ray, Danielle Heard, Ted Ingram and Jerryl Briggs
In this second edition of African American Fraternities and Sororities: The Legacy and the Vision, editors Tamara L. Brown, Gregory S. Parks, and Clarenda M. Phillips have added new chapters that address issues such as the role of Christian values in black Greek-letter organizations and the persistence of hazing. Offering an overview of the historical, cultural, political, and social circumstances that have shaped these groups, African American Fraternities and Sororities explores the profound contributions that black Greek-letter organizations and their members have made to America.
New in the second edition:
Examination of the relationship between Christian values and organizational identity
Investigation of hazing rituals
Survey of academic performance in black Greek-letter organizations
Discourse on notions of masculinity in black Greek-letter organizations
Accounts of the professional lives of black Greek luminaries
About the Authors
Gregory S. Parks, assistant professor of law at Wake Forest University School of Law, is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. He is the editor of Black Greek-Letter Organizations in the 21st Century: Our Fight Has Just Begun and coeditor of Alpha Phi Alpha: A Legacy of Greatness, the Demands of Transcendence
Clarenda M. Phillips is professor of sociology and chair of the Department of Sociology, Criminology, and Social Work at Morehead State University.
Tamara L. Brown, PhD - Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky
Gregory S. Parks, JD, PhD - Assistant Professor of Law, Wake Forest University School of Law
Clarenda M. Phillips, PhD - Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Morehead State University
Joanne Belknap, PhD – Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Colorado-Boulder
Tyra Black, MS – Executive Director, My Brother's Keeper, Inc.
Carol D. Branch, PhD – Director, Student Resources Center, Otis College of Art and Design
Jerryl Briggs, Sr., EdD - Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, Central State University
Anne S. Butler, PhD – Director, Center of Excellence for the Study of Kentucky African Americans, Kentucky State University
Crystal Renée Chambers, JD, PhD - Assistant Professor, Higher, Adult and Counselor Education, East Carolina University
James Coaxum, III, PhD - Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Educational Leadership, Rowan University
Gloria Harper Dickenson, PhD – former Associate Professor and Chair, Department of African American Studies, The College of New Jersey
Tina L. Fletcher, Ed.M. - Secondary Educator, Anacostia Senior High School, Washington, D.C.
Jennifer Ginsburg – Forensic Interviewer, Sag Harbor Child Advocacy Center
Jessica C. Harris, PhD - Assistant Professor, Department of Historical Studies, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
Robert L. Harris, Jr., PhD - Professor, Africana Studies, Cornell University
William H. Harris, PhD – President, Alabama State University
Danielle C. Heard, PhD - Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of California-Davis
Marcia D. Hernandez, PhD – Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of the Pacific
Ted N. Ingram, PhD - Assistant Professor, Department of Student Development, Bronx Community College, C.U.N.Y.
Kenneth Mack, JD, PhD – Professor, Harvard Law School
Marcella L. McCoy Deh, PhD – Director of Honors Program, Philadelphia University
Anita K. McDaniel, PhD - Associate Professor, Department of Communication Studies, University of North Carolina-Wilmington
Andre McKenzie EdD – Vice President, Academic Support Services, Special and Opportunity Programs, St. John's University
Cheryl L. Nuñez, MEd – Vice Provost for Diversity, Xavier University
Sandra Mizumoto Posey, PhD – Director, Learning Communities and First Year Success and Associate Professor, Institute for Women's Studies and Services, Metropolitan State College of Denver.
Rashawn Ray, PhD - Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Maryland-College Park
Said Sewell, PhD – Associate Professor, Political Science and Executive Director, Academic Success Center, Fort Valley State University
Craig L. Torbenson, PhD – Associate Professor, Department of History, Witchita State University
MaryBeth Walpole, PhD - Associate Professor, Department of Educational Services, Administration, and Higher Education, Rowan University
Michael H. Washington, EdD – Professor, History Department, Director, Afro-American Studies, Northern Kentucky University
Deborah Elizabeth Whaley, PhD – Assistant Professor, Department of American Studies, University of Iowa"
"One of the first scholarly works published on BGLOs, African American Fraternities and Sororities not only provides a history of these overlooked organizations and their impact on America but serves as an unbiased testament to the intellect, dignity, commitment, and courage of the 'Divine Nine' in their struggles against racial injustice."—Tennessee Historical Commission
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