“I Make Myself Heard”

Stephanie Y. Evans

in Black Women in the Ivory Tower, 1850–1954

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print May 2008 | ISBN: 9780813032689
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813039299 | DOI:
“I Make Myself Heard”

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This chapter relates the six collegiate experiences discussed in the previous chapter to an institutional context of black women's collegiate experiences. Attention is focused on the existing differences between the historically black colleges and universities and the predominantly white institutions. This chapter also highlights and emphasizes the determination of black women to excel despite several challenges and hindrances hurtled against them. This chapter takes a closer look at black women's appreciation of their educational access, their frustration with discriminatory policies, and their dedication to community uplift in their academic quests.

Keywords: collegiate experiences; black women; black colleges; black universities; white institutions; educational access

Chapter.  6556 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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