The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that “White supremacist groups are targeting college campuses like never before,” while the appearance of nooses, swastikas, and racial epithets are increasing across the United States. This timely volume presents a wide-range of perspectives to offer readers practical steps and policy options for creating campus structures that are fair and inclusive to students of all races and social statuses. It features chapters from a university president, department chair, a campus chaplain, cultural center directors, faculty, and students—including voices from the University of Missouri and Howard University during their recent series of protests. Campus Uprisings demonstrates the power and value of principled non-violent activism to provoke change and provides thoughtful strategies to help universities manage conflict and racial tension.
- Recommendations drawn from both scholarly analyses focused on practice and reflections from actual practitioners.
- “Voices from the Field” presents real-time perspectives of activists who are currently working toward societal change.
- An intergenerational relevance with chapters on the Civil Rights era protests and current movements, such as Me Too and Black Lives Matter.
Contributors: James Alford, Noelle Witherspoon Arnold, Lisa Bass, Barbara Boakye, Mahauganee Shaw Bonds, Travis D. Boyce, Winsome M. Chunnu, Lucy Douglas, Ty-Ron M.O. Douglas, Brittany Fatoma, Sydney Freeman Jr., Shaun R. Harper, Brian Heilmeier, Dena Lane-Bonds, Kofi LeNiles, Jonathan A. McElderry, Kelsey Morris, Ransford Pinto, Stephanie Hernandez Rivera, Kmt G. Shockley, Stephanie Shonekan, Ivory A. Toldson, Evan Willis, and Christine Woods
About the Author
Ty-Ron M. O. Douglas is an associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at the University of Missouri.
Kmt G. Shockley is an associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Howard University School of Education.
Ivory A. Toldson is a professor of counseling psychology at Howard University, president of Quality Education for Minorities, and the editor-in-chief of The Journal of Negro Education.
Table of Contents
Series Foreword James A. Banks vii
Foreword Shaun R. Harper xiii
Campus Uprisings: An Introduction Ty-Ron M. O. Douglas Kmt G. Shockley Ivory Toldson xvii
Part I Resistance in PWI and HBCU Contexts
1 "We People Who Are Darker Than Blue": Black Studies and the Mizzou Movement Stephanie Shonekan 3
2 Black Students Matter: A History of Activism and Protest at HBCUs from 1920 to 1940 James E. Alford, Jr. 14
3 Black on Black Love: Protesting to Be Heard at an HBCU Kofi LeNiles Barbara Boakye Kmt G. Shockley 38
Part II Resistance To/Through Symbols, Images, and Social Media
4 "Some of Our Historical Stones Are Rough and Even Unpleasant to Look at. But They Are Ours …": Pushing Back Against the Lost Cause Travis D. Boyce Winsome M. Chunnu Brian Heilmeier 55
5 Women's Watch: Race, Protest, and Campus Assault Noelle W. Arnold Lisa Bass Kelsey Morris 79
Part III Resistance By/For Administrators, Faculty, Staff, and Students
6 Complexifying the Narrative: Campus Activism and the Impact on Professionals of Color Jonathan A. McElderry Stephanie Hernandez Rivera 97
7 Preparing for the Storm in Times of Peace: Strategies for Preparing Higher Education Presidents for Campus Racial Crises Mahauganee Shaw Bonds Sydney Freeman Jr. 116
Part IV Voices from the Field
8 Presidential Leadership in the Midst of a Storm: An Interview with Andrea Luxton, President of Andrews University, on Her Leadership in Response to the #ItIsTimeAU Uprising on Her Campus Ty-Ron M. O. Douglas Dena Lane-Bonds Sydney Freeman Jr. Lucy Douglas Brittany Fatoma 143
9 #ItIsTimeAU: A Conversation with Chaplain Michael A. Polite About Advocacy, America, and Engaging Activism with Andrews University Students Ty-Ron M. O. Douglas Ransford Pinto Noelle W. Arnold Evan Willis Christine Woods 152
Afterword Jerlando F. L. Jackson 160
About the Contributors 162