Point of reckoning : the fight for racial justice at Duke University (Book, 2021) [WorldCat.org]
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Point of reckoning : the fight for racial justice at Duke University

Point of reckoning : the fight for racial justice at Duke University

Author: Theodore D Segal
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2021.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Point of Reckoning provides a highly-detailed portrait of the evolving relationship between Duke University's black students and the university administration from the moment of desegregation through the end of the 1960s, showing the enormous influence Jim Crow racial attitudes had over how these students were perceived and treated. Theodore D. Segal examines the role that race played in how Duke faculty,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Segal, Theodore D., 1955-
Point of reckoning
Durham : Duke University Press, 2021.
(DLC) 2020021182
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Theodore D Segal
ISBN: 9781478010401 1478010401 9781478011422 1478011424
OCLC Number: 1157945565
Description: xvii, 366 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: A Plantation System: Desegregation --
Like Bare Skin and Putting Salt on It: First Encounters --
Rights, as Opposed to Privileges: Race and Space --
We Were Their Sons and Daughters: Occupation of University House --
Hope Takes Its Last Stand: The Silent Vigil --
Humiliating to Plead for Our Humanity: Negotiations --
Now They Know, and They Ain't Gonna Do: Planning --
No Option to Negotiate: Confrontation --
We Shall Have Cocktails in the Gloaming: Aftermath --
Epilogue: Something Has to Change-2019, Fifty Years Later.
Responsibility: Theodore D. Segal.


Theodore D. Segal narrates the fraught and contested fight for racial justice at Duke University-which accepted its first black undergraduates in 1963-to tell both a local and national story about  Read more...


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