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Point of Reckoning: The Fight for Racial Justice at Duke University

dc.contributor.author Segal, Theodore D
dc.date.accessioned 2021-02-05T16:32:59Z
dc.date.available 2021-02-05T16:32:59Z
dc.date.issued 2021-01-15
dc.identifier.isbn 1478012951
dc.identifier.isbn 9781478012955
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10161/22332
dc.description.abstract On the morning of February 13, 1969, members of Duke University's Afro-American Society barricaded themselves inside the Allen administration building. That evening, police were summoned to clear the building, firing tear gas at students in the melee that followed. When it was over, nearly twenty people were taken to the hospital, and many more injured. In Point of Reckoning, Theodore D. Segal narrates the contested fight for racial justice at Duke from the enrollment of the first Black undergraduates in 1963 to the events that led to the Allen Building takeover and beyond. Segal shows that Duke's first Black students quickly recognized that the university was unwilling to acknowledge their presence or fully address its segregationist past. By exposing the tortuous dynamics that played out as racial progress stalled at Duke, Segal tells both a local and national story about the challenges that historically white colleges and universities throughout the country have faced and continue to face.
dc.publisher Duke University Press
dc.relation.isversionof https://www.dukeupress.edu/point-of-reckoning
dc.subject History
dc.title Point of Reckoning: The Fight for Racial Justice at Duke University
dc.type Book
duke.contributor.id Segal, Theodore D|sega1al
dc.date.updated 2021-02-05T16:32:24Z
dc.identifier.doi 10.1215/9781478012955
pubs.organisational-group Affiliate
pubs.organisational-group Center for Documentary Studies
pubs.organisational-group Duke
pubs.organisational-group Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
pubs.publication-status Published


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