White Money/Black Power

The Surprising History of African American Studies and the Crisis of Race in Higher Education

By Noliwe M. Rooks
(Beacon Press (MA), Paperback, 9780807032718, 213pp.)

Publication Date: May 2007

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The history of African American studies is often told as a heroic tale, with compelling images of black power and passionate African American students who refused to take no for an answer. Noliwe M. Rooks argues for the recognition of another story, which proves that many of the programs that survived actually began as a result of white philanthropy. With unflinching honesty, Rooks shows that the only way to create a stable future for African American studies is by confronting its complex past.

About the Author
Rooks is the associate director of African American Studies at Princeton University.
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