Foreword by: Shaun Harper
Afterword by: Jerlando Jackson
Publication Date: April 3, 2020
Series: Multicultural Education Series
The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that “White supremacist groups are targeting college campuses like never before,” while the appearance of nooses, swastikas, and racial epithets are increasing across the United States. This timely volume presents a wide-range of perspectives to offer readers practical steps and policy options for creating campus structures that are fair and inclusive to students of all races and social statuses. It features chapters from a university president, department chair, a campus chaplain, cultural center directors, faculty, and students—including voices from the University of Missouri and Howard University during their recent series of protests. Campus Uprisings demonstrates the power and value of principled non-violent activism to provoke change and provides thoughtful strategies to help universities manage conflict and racial tension.
Ty-Ron M. O. Douglas is an associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at the University of Missouri. Kmt G. Shockley is an associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Howard University School of Education. Ivory A. Toldson is a professor of counseling psychology at Howard University, president of Quality Education for Minorities, and the editor-in-chief of The Journal of Negro Education.
“I will forever be a huge appreciator and proponent of campus uprisings. I am grateful to Professors Douglas, Shockley, and Toldson, as well as their brilliant cast of authors, for producing this timely book on the topic. I have even greater appreciation for the members of SNCC, TWLF, and other activist groups, as well as those who have advanced the Black Power, Black Lives Matter, and #MeToo movements at colleges and universities across the country. Uprisings they led made campuses better, more diverse, more inclusive, more responsive, and more accountable.”
—From the Foreword by Shaun R. Harper, professor, University of Southern California
“Without the direct discussions contained in these chapters, the uninformed have the luxury of ignoring the traumatic experiences of Black people in college….The thought-provoking chapters in this book lay the groundwork for both institutions and leaders who want to answer the call to action.”
—From the Afterword by Jerlando F. L. Jackson, professor, University of Wisconsin–Madison