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We Are Worth Fighting For : A History of the Howard University Student Protest of 1989 / Joshua M. Myers.

Author/Creator:
Myers, Joshua M., author., Author,
Publication:
New York, NY : New York University Press, [2020]
Series:
Black Power ; 1
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource
Subjects:
African American college students -- Political activity -- Washington (D.C.) -- History -- 20th century.
African American student movements -- Washington (D.C.) -- History -- 20th century.
African American universities and colleges -- Washington (D.C.) -- History -- 20th century.
Local subjects:
Administration Building. (search)
American national politics. (search)
Black Nia F.O.R.C.E. (search)
Black Power. (search)
Black campus activism. (search)
Black nationalist ethos. (search)
Black political struggle. (search)
Black radicalism. (search)
Black youth movements. (search)
Charter Day Convocation. (search)
James Cheek. (search)
Jesse Jackson. (search)
Lee Atwater. (search)
Ras Baraka. (search)
anti-apartheid movement. (search)
campus politics. (search)
cultural programs. (search)
direct action. (search)
hip hop. (search)
historically Black colleges and universities. (search)
nationalist philosophy. (search)
on-campus struggles. (search)
philosophy of struggle. (search)
presidential campaigns. (search)
student activism. (search)
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
text file PDF
Summary:
The Howard University protests from the perspective and worldview of its participants We Are Worth Fighting For is the first history of the 1989 Howard University protest. The three-day occupation of the university's Administration Building was a continuation of the student movements of the sixties and a unique challenge to the politics of the eighties. Upset at the university's appointment of the Republican strategist Lee Atwater to the Board of Trustees, students forced the issue by shutting down the operations of the university. The protest, inspired in part by the emergence of "conscious" hip hop, helped to build support for the idea of student governance and drew upon a resurgent black nationalist ethos. At the center of this story is a student organization known as Black Nia F.O.R.C.E. Co-founded by Ras Baraka, the group was at the forefront of organizing the student mobilization at Howard during the spring of 1989 and thereafter. We Are Worth Fighting For explores how black student activists-young men and women- helped shape and resist the rightward shift and neoliberal foundations of American politics. This history adds to the literature on Black campus activism, Black Power studies, and the emerging histories of African American life in the 1980s.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Introduction
Part I Contexts
1 A Space for Black Ideas
2 Racist Etiquette
3 The Message
Part II 1989
4 A Force
5 The Confrontation
6 Occupation
Part III Aftermath
7 New Howard
8 Nia
Coda
Acknowledgments
Notes
Selected Sources
Index
About the Author
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 25. Nov 2020)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
ISBN:
9781479897346
Publisher Number:
10.18574/9781479897346 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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