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The Resource THE LAST NEGROES AT HARVARD : THE CLASS OF 1963 AND THE 18 YOUNG MEN WHO CHANGED HARVARD FOREVER, Kent Garrett and Jeanne Ellsworth

THE LAST NEGROES AT HARVARD : THE CLASS OF 1963 AND THE 18 YOUNG MEN WHO CHANGED HARVARD FOREVER, Kent Garrett and Jeanne Ellsworth

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THE LAST NEGROES AT HARVARD : THE CLASS OF 1963 AND THE 18 YOUNG MEN WHO CHANGED HARVARD FOREVER
Title
THE LAST NEGROES AT HARVARD
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THE CLASS OF 1963 AND THE 18 YOUNG MEN WHO CHANGED HARVARD FOREVER
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Kent Garrett and Jeanne Ellsworth
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eng
Summary
  • "The untold story of the Harvard class of '63, whose Black students fought to create their own identities on the cusp between integration and affirmative action. In the fall of 1959, Harvard recruited eighteen "Negro" boys as an experiment, an early formof affirmative action. Four years later they would graduate as African Americans. Some fifty years later, one of these trailblazing Harvard grads, Kent Garrett, began to reconnect with his classmates and explore their vastly different backgrounds, lives,and what their time at Harvard meant. Garrett and his partner Jeanne Ellsworth recount how these young men broke new ground. By the time they were seniors, they would have demonstrated against injustice, had lunch with Malcolm X, experienced heartbreak and the racism of academia, and joined with their African national classmates to fight for the right to form an exclusive Black students' group. Part journey into personal history, part group portrait, and part narrative history of the civil rights movement, this is the remarkable story of brilliant, singular boys whose identities were changed at and by Harvard, and who, in turn, changed Harvard"--
  • "The untold story of the Harvard class of '63, whose Black students fought to create their own identities on the cusp between integration and affirmative action"--
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Garrett, Kent
Dewey number
378.1/982996073
Index
index present
LC call number
LD2160
LC item number
.G37 2020
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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1951-
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Ellsworth, Jeanne
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  • Harvard University
  • African American college students
  • African Americans
  • Harvard University
  • Discrimination in higher education
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
  • EDUCATION / Higher
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THE LAST NEGROES AT HARVARD : THE CLASS OF 1963 AND THE 18 YOUNG MEN WHO CHANGED HARVARD FOREVER, Kent Garrett and Jeanne Ellsworth
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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pages cm
Isbn
9781328879974
Lccn
2019014973
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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BK0024540787
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THE LAST NEGROES AT HARVARD : THE CLASS OF 1963 AND THE 18 YOUNG MEN WHO CHANGED HARVARD FOREVER, Kent Garrett and Jeanne Ellsworth
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781328879974
Lccn
2019014973
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
BK0024540787

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