Editor's welcome. Acknowledgements. Foreword (E.W. Gordon). Introduction (W.R. Allen et al.). Elementary and Secondary School Experiences. Who will socialize African American students in contemporary public schools? (D.S. Pollard). African American female students: their stories about academic achievement (L.M. Pickens). Zero tolerance policies and African American students (R.D. Henderson, R.R. Verdugo). College Experiences. Another shade of brown: the integration of white students into all-black colleges and universities in the South, 1954-1960 (V.P. Franklin). Identity and Achievement: black ideology and the SAT in African American college students (J. Fleming). Expectations of campus racial climate and social adjustment among African American students (S.S. Smith, M.R. Moore). Examining the perceptions of minority undergraduate students participating in a university-based research program (H.T. Frierson, Jr., R.A. Zulli). The social utility scholarship: views of some African American scholars (A.A. Young, Jr.). Family and Socialization Experiences. Research evidence on seven key hypotheses about student achievement (R. Clark). The socialization of academic achievement and racial consciousness in a black community-based youth organization (T.R. Rone). Education for African Americans in the information age (C.B. Leggon). Time out of bound: high school completion and work preparation among urban, poor, unwed African American nonresident fathers (W.E. Johnson, Jr.) Health, Employment and Community Experiences. Structural racism and community health: a theory-driven model for identity intervention (M.B. Spencer et al.). Examining the career development behavior of inner city, special needs minority youth through the Philadelphia Start-on-Success Scholars Internship Model Demonstration Program (C.W. Ashford, J.Y. Youngblood II). Male contraceptive use: a preliminary examination of factors that influence African American males' condom use (R. Dixon-Reeves). Black attitudes toward church integration (C.H. Thornton, Jr.). Toward cultural pluralism and economic justice (B.R. Hare). Afterword (E.G. Epps). About the contributors.