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African American Fraternities and Sororities: The Legacy and the Vision

by Tamara Brown

The first African American fraternities and sororities were established at the turn of the twentieth century to encourage leadership, racial pride, and academic excellence among black college students confronting...


Frank L. McVey and the University of Kentucky

by Eric Moyen

In 1917, fifty-two years after its founding, the University of Kentucky faced stagnation, financial troubles, and disturbing reports of nepotism, resulting in a leadership crisis. A special committee investigated...


Black Greek-letter Organizations in the Twenty-First Century

by Gregory Parks

For much of the twentieth century, black Greek-letter organizations (BGLOs) united individuals dedicated to excellence, fostering kinship ties, and uplifting African Americans. Despite the profound influence...


Taking the Town: Collegiate and Community Culture in the Bluegrass, 1880-1917

by Kolan Thomas Morelock

Taking the Town: Collegiate and Community Culture in the Bluegrass, 1880--1917 explores culture and intellectual life in Lexington, Kentucky, at the turn of the twentieth century. Drawing from local newspapers...


Black Greek-Letter Organizations in the Twenty-First Century: Our Fight Has Just Begun

by Gregory S. Parks, Julianne Malveaux & Marc Morial

For much of the twentieth century, black Greek-letter organizations (BGLOs) united individuals dedicated to excellence, fostering kinship ties, and uplifting African Americans. Despite the profound influence...


Cora Wilson Stewart and Kentucky's Moonlight Schools: Fighting for Literacy in America

by Yvonne Honeycutt Baldwin

Cora Wilson Stewart (1875--1958) was an elementary school teacher and county school superintendent in eastern Kentucky who, in the fall of 1911, decided to open the classrooms in her district to adult pupils....


Alpha Phi Alpha: A Legacy of Greatness, the Demands of Transcendence

by Stefan M. Bradley, Gregory S. Parks & Michael A. Blake

On December 4, 1906, on Cornell University's campus, seven black men founded one of the greatest and most enduring organizations in American history. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. has brought together and...


A History of Education in Kentucky

by William E. Ellis

Kentucky is nationally renowned for horses, bourbon, rich natural resources, and unfortunately, hindered by a deficient educational system. Though its reputation is not always justified, in national rankings...


Frank L. McVey and the University of Kentucky: A Progressive President and the Modernization of a Southern University

by Eric A. Moyen

In 1917, fifty-two years after its founding, the University of Kentucky faced stagnation, financial troubles, and disturbing reports of nepotism, resulting in a leadership crisis. A special committee investigated...


Inside Greek U.: Fraternities, Sororities, and the Pursuit of Pleasure, Power, and Prestige

by Alan D. DeSantis

One in ten American college students joins a fraternity or sorority, and Greek social organizations produce a disproportionately large percentage of power brokers in business and politics. Statistics show that...


African American Fraternities and Sororities: The Legacy and the Vision

by Tamara L. Brown, Gregory S. Parks & Clarenda M. Phillips

The first African American fraternities and sororities were established at the turn of the twentieth century to encourage leadership, racial pride, and academic excellence among black college students confronting...


Berea College: An Illustrated History

by Shannon H. Wilson

Berea College's spiritual motto, "God has made of one blood all peoples of the earth," has shaped the institution's unique culture and programs since its founding in 1855. Founder John G. Fee, an ardent abolitionist,...


The New Southern University: Academic Freedom and Liberalism at Unc

by Charles J. Holden

Established in 1789, the University of North Carolina is the oldest public university in the nation. UNC's reputation as one of the South's leading institutions has drawn some of the nation's leading educators...


African American Fraternities and Sororities: The Legacy and the Vision

by Tamara L. Brown, Gregory S. Parks & Clarenda M. Phillips

The first African American fraternities and sororities were established at the turn of the twentieth century to encourage leadership, racial pride, and academic excellence among black college students confronting...


Inside Greek U.

by Alan DeSantis

One in ten American college students joins a fraternity or sorority, and Greek social organizations produce a disproportionately large percentage of power brokers in business and politics. Statistics show that...


Alpha Phi Alpha

by Gregory Parks

On December 4, 1906, on Cornell University's campus, seven black men founded one of the greatest and most enduring organizations in American history. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. has brought together and...


Taking the Town

by Kolan Morelock

Taking the Town: Collegiate and Community Culture in the Bluegrass, 1880-1917 explores culture and intellectual life in Lexington, Kentucky, at the turn of the twentieth century. Drawing from local newspapers...


Berea College

by Shannon Wilson

Berea College's spiritual motto, "God has made of one blood all peoples of the earth," has shaped the institution's unique culture and programs since its founding in 1855. Founder John G. Fee, an ardent abolitionist,...