Race and the University: A Memoir

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In 1967, George Henderson, the son of uneducated Alabama sharecroppers, accepted a full-time professorship at the University of Oklahoma, despite his mentor's warning to avoid the "redneck school in a backward state." Henderson became the university's third African American professor, a hire that seemed to suggest the dissolving of racial divides. Capturing what was perhaps the most tumultuous era in the history of American higher education, Race and the University includes valuable recollections of former student ...

Race and the University: A Memoir 2014, University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN-13: 9780806146553

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Race and the University: A Memoir 2010, University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN-13: 9780806141299

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