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Author Smith, Gerald L., 1959-

Title A Black educator in the segregated South : Kentucky's Rufus B. Atwood
Published Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, [2015]
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Description 1 online resource (242 pages)
Contents Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. The Homeplace; 2. Goodbye, ""Skullbuster""; 3. The New Administration; 4. Walking a Tightrope; 5. Beyond the Campus; 6. Difficult Days; 7. School Desegregation; 8. Spring 1960; 9. Measuring the Years; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index
Summary Black college presidents in the era of segregation walked a tightrope. They were expected to educate black youth without sufficient state and federal funding. Yet in the African American community they were supposed to represent power and influence and to be outspoken advocates of civil rights, despite the continual risk of offending the white politicians on whom they were dependent for funding. The dilemmas they faced in balancing these conflicting demands have never been fully examined. Gerald Smith's study of the long-time president of Kentucky State College helps fill that void. From 1929 t
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Subject Atwood, Rufus B., 1897-
Kentucky State College (Frankfort, Ky.) -- Presidents -- Biography.
Segregation in higher education -- Kentucky -- History.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0813118565
0813158672 (electronic bk.)
9780813158679 (electronic bk.)