Black Americans in Higher Education: Africana Studies: A Review of Social Science Research, Volume 8, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Black Americans in Higher Education

Africana Studies: A Review of Social Science Research, Volume 8, 1st Edition

Edited by James L. Conyers, Jr.


192 pages

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Narrating the realities of teacher burn out, the reception of a Black intelligentsia, and HIV awareness in local communities, the eighth volume of Africana Studies explores Higher Education across the US as inextricably related to contemporary issues facing Black Americans.

Featuring the work of Terrell Thomas, Gwen Alfred, Kevin Thompson, Jasmine Williams, TaNeisha Page, Drew Brown, Grace Loudd, Derek Wilson, DaVonte Lyons, Jackie Gerard, Tanisha Stanford, Lanetta Dickens, Brittany Slatton, and James L. Conyers, this collection presents a deeper, cross-cultural understanding of Higher Education that conveys the many ways its intersections can promote the agency of Black Americans.

Table of Contents


List of Figures

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List of Contributors

1. The Thrill is Gone: A Romance Gone Bad, A Teacher’s Story of Burnout and the Signs Principals Should Look Out For

Terrell Thomas

2. A Dark Past and a Promising Future: The Historical Reception of William Grant Still’s Troubled Island

Dr. Gwendolyn D. Alfred

3. The Black Male Teacher: America’s Newest Slave Driver

Kevin B. Thompson

4. Cultured Pearls: An Investigation of Culturally Responsive Pedagogical Practices Used by White Teachers in Urban Settings

Jasmine Williams, Richard F. Price, Michara DeLaney, Danielle Hairston-Green, Pamela R. Finley, Terence Finley, Lucian Yates, III

5. African Americans in Higher Education: Understanding the Significance of Culture, Identity and Media

TaNeisha R. Page

6. Kemet-kA: The African Spirit in Sport

Drew D. Brown

7. Feminist Standpoint Theory and Women’s Sexuality: Implications for HIV Prevention

Grace A. Loudd

8. Evaluation of the Relationship among Moral Foundations, Criminal Justice, and Perceptions of Terrorism in College Students attending HBCU

Derek Wilson, Courtney Bryant, and Aisha Asby

9. Africana Philosophy: A Preliminary Study of the Nature of Spirit and Soul

Da’Vonte Lyons

10. Black Identity/White Culture

Jackie Gerard

11. Critical Analysis of Reclaiming the Black Psyche through Research Methods in Africana Studies

Tanisha Stanford

12. Taking Action on Hope: An Analysis on Culture-Based Education in the School Districts of New Orleans

Lanetta Dickens

13. Race Talk at the Intersections of Gender and Class: Examining White Men’s Intersectional Talk

Brittany Slatton

14. The Thirteenth Amendment

James L. Conyers, Jr.


About the Editor

James L. Conyers, Jr., Ph.D., is University Professor of African American Studies and Director of the African American Studies Program at the University of Houston. Additionally, he is the Editor of the serial, Africana Studies: A Review of Social Science and Research at Taylor and Francis. His most recent publication is, Africology: Interdisciplinary Thought and Praxis.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General