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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
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  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Theodore D Segal
ISBN: 9781478010401 1478010401
OCLC Number: 1285275023
Description: 400 p.
Contents: List of Abbreviations xi List of Key Actors xiii Acknowledgments xv Introduction: A Historic Encounter 1 1. A Plantation System: Desegregation 5 2. Like Bare Skin and Putting Salt on It: First Encounters 32 3. Rights, as Opposed to Privileges: Race and Space 60 4. We Were Their Sons and Daughters: Occupation of University House 102 5. Hope Takes Its Last Stand: The Silent Vigil 125 6. Humiliating to Plead for Our Humanity: Negotiations 160 7. Now They Know, and They Ain't Gonna Do: Planning 182 8. No Option to Negotiate: Confrontation 208 9. We Shall Have Cocktails in the Gloaming: Aftermath 242 Epilogue: Something Has to Change-2019, Fifty Years Later 276 Notes 287 Bibliography 347 Index 357
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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