By Karl E. Westhauser, Ms. Jennifer A. Fremlin, Elaine M. Smith, Frank M. Moorer, Janice R Franklin, Margaret Holler Stephens, Sunita George, Kathy Dunn Jackson, Virginia M. Jones, Annie P. Markham, John Moland Jr, Robert Ely
A group of inquiry and delight in important Alabama. developing group explores how college individuals at Alabama country college, a traditionally black college in Montgomery, were encouraged via the legacy of African American tradition and the civil rights flow and the way they search to interpret and expand that legacy via instructing, scholarship, and repair. Authors describe a variety of reports from the period of segregation to the current day. those contain debts of growing to be up and going to varsity in Alabama, arriving within the South for the 1st time to coach at ASU, and the advance of courses reminiscent of the nationwide middle for the research of Civil Rights and African American tradition. jointly, the essays current viewpoints that replicate the varied ethnic, cultural, and educational backgrounds of the members and of the collage.
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Harris, then president of Alabama State University, convened a committee of staff, faculty, and administrators to plan such a center at Alabama State University, where much of the movement was conceived, and to determine the feasibility of building its endowment with the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities’ prestigious Challenge Grant. The committee was united in its purpose to formalize the disparate historical library collections, people, activities, events, and multimedia materials on civil rights and African American culture that were available at ASU under the auspices of a center for research.
Roosevelt Steptoe would not accept my letter of resignation; instead, he granted me an unprecedented second year. At the end of that year, my mother came to live with me in Montgomery. As her health deteriorated, Dr. Jackson kindly adapted my teaching schedule so that I could care for my mother. Without the generous support and kind consideration of Dr. Jackson, Dr. Freeman, and the other department faculty, I could not have coped with my mother’s deteriorating condition and eventual death in 1992.
The ¤rst white professors in my department, at that time the English department, came to Alabama State in the late 1960s and early ’70s. They were two white females of southern origin, well educated and well traveled. The two, Martha Biggs and June Zimmerman, became not only my colleagues but also my good friends. Both remained at Alabama State until they retired in the 1990s. Through the years, other whites joined the general faculty as well as our departmental faculty, and as chair of the Humanities department for twelve years (1986–98), I hired many whites.
Creating Community: Life and Learning at Montgomery's Black University by Karl E. Westhauser, Ms. Jennifer A. Fremlin, Elaine M. Smith, Frank M. Moorer, Janice R Franklin, Margaret Holler Stephens, Sunita George, Kathy Dunn Jackson, Virginia M. Jones, Annie P. Markham, John Moland Jr, Robert Ely