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Creating Community: Life and Learning at Montgomery's Black University
edited by Karl E. Westhauser, Jennifer A. Fremlin and Elaine M. Smith
contributions by Virginia M. Jones, Annie P. Markham, John Moland Jr, Robert Ely, Frank M. Moorer, Elaine M. Smith, Karl E. Westhauser, Jennifer A. Fremlin, Janice R Franklin, Margaret Holler Stephens, Sunita George and Kathy Dunn Jackson
University of Alabama Press, 2008
eISBN: 978-0-8173-8042-7 | Cloth: 978-0-8173-1463-7 | Paper: 978-0-8173-5499-2
Library of Congress Classification LD59.A53C74 2005
Dewey Decimal Classification 378.76147

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
A community of inquiry and pride in central Alabama.

Creating Community
explores how faculty members at Alabama State University, a historically black university in Montgomery, have been inspired by the legacy of African American culture and the civil rights movement and how they seek to interpret and extend that legacy through teaching, scholarship, and service. Authors describe a wide range of experiences from the era of segregation to the present day. These include accounts of growing up and going to college in Alabama, arriving in the South for the first time to teach at ASU, and the development of programs such as the National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African American Culture. Together, the essays present viewpoints that reflect the diverse ethnic, cultural, and academic backgrounds of the contributors and of the university.
 

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