Voices and Visions: The Evolution of the Black Experience at Northwestern University
This highly important book shares the experiences of African American students, faculty, staff, administrators and alumni who studied, worked, struggled and triumphed at the Northwestern. The compelling stories of African Americans who are currently at the university are also told in this volume. Learning from these voices can lead to a far fuller understanding of Black experiences at Northwestern. For as the Ibo people of Nigeria say: Until lions have their own historians, tales of the hunt will always glorify the hunter.
Voices and Visions is an invaluable resource as we continue to advocate for policies and procedures that can lead to a greater Black presence at Northwestern and a more inclusive culture on the campus. Kudos to Dr. Jeffrey Sterling and Lauren Lowery, co-founders of the Northwestern University Black Alumni Association Archives, for writing a book we have been waiting for. — Johnnetta Betsch Cole, Ph.D., Northwestern University graduate ’59 and ’67. Past President of Spelman College, Past President of Bennett College and past Director of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African Art.
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