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Jelani Favors: Shelter in a Time of Storm: How Black Colleges Fostered Generations of Leadership and Activism

Favors Shelter HC 9781469648330 FC
Courtesy of Atlanta History Center
Shelter in a Time of Storm launches at the Margaret Mitchell house Wed., Sep. 25.
Wednesday September 25, 2019 07:00 pm EDT
Cost: Free-$10

Favors chronicles the development and significance of HBCUs through stories from institutions such as Cheyney State University, Tougaloo College, Bennett College, Alabama State University, Jackson State University, Southern University, and North Carolina A&T. He demonstrates how HBCUs became a refuge during the oppression of the Jim Crow era and illustrates the central role their campus communities played during the Civil Rights and Black Power movements. Throughout this definitive history of how HBCUs became a vital seedbed for politicians, community leaders, reformers, and activists, Favors emphasizes what he calls an unwritten "second curriculum" at HBCUs, one that offered students a grounding in idealism, racial consciousness, and cultural nationalism.

Jelani M. Favors is associate professor of history at Clayton State University.

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