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Reimagining Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Survival Beyond 2021

Gary B. Crosby
Alabama A&M University, USA

Khalid A. White
San Jose City College, USA

Marcus A. Chanay
Lincoln University of Missouri, USA

Adriel A. Hilton
Seton Hill University, USA

Product Details
26 May 2021
Emerald Publishing Limited
244 pages - 152 x 229mm
Great Debates in Higher Education
The Nation's Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are more relevant today than ever before.

As the national student loan debt grows, as the racial wealth gap continues to widen and as unemployment in the African American community continues to exceed that of other racial demographic groups, the HBCUs represent a collective means to combating socioeconomic ills. The HBCUs stand in the gap; supporting the African American community at-large.

Through the use of best practices and HBCU administrative experiences, the authors offer a path forward for avoiding political and cultural missteps. They tout the rich tradition, legacy, as well as outcomes of HBCUs. New contributions to the field are made through a collective of higher education professionals and change agents whom are tied to HBCU scholarship.

A relevant and practical book for HBCU leadership and administrators, HBCU faculty leaders and researchers that want to uncover the ways and means for cultivating success within the HBCUs longitudinally. New contributions to the field are made through a collective of higher education professionals and change agents who are tied to HBCU scholarship.
Foreword; John T. Wolfe, Jr.
Chapter 1. An Anchored Look Forward; Gary B. Crosby
Chapter 2. The History of HBCUs: Lessons on Innovation from the Past; Evan Wade
Chapter 3. Don't Believe the Hype: HBCUs and MSIs Are Still Necessary to Black Political and Socioeconomic Development and Advancement; Lessie Branch
Chapter 4. HBCUs in a New Decade: A Look at 2010 to 2020 and Beyond; Ernest C. Evans, Brandon D. Brown, and Karen Bussey
Chapter 5. HBCUs: The Foundation and Future of Social Justice, Leadership, and Leadership Development; Dawn Matthews and Tamara Bertrand Jones
Chapter 6. Using THRIVE as a Framework for Creating HBCU Success Stories; Rihana S. Mason, Curtis D. Byrd, and Lycurgus Muldrow
Chapter 7. Philanthropy vs. Fundraising – An Imperative for HBCUs; Reshunda L. Mahone
Chapter 8. Financial Issues for HBCUs in 2020 and Beyond; Yoruba T. Mutakabbir and Christopher Parker
Chapter 9. Sharpening a Competitive Edge: How HBCUs Leverage Their Strengths with Strategic Partnerships; Tamara Zellars Buck and Pam Parry
Chapter 10. Adaptive Survival Strategies: A Case Study Analysis of Four Historically Black Colleges and Universities; Elgloria Harrison and Morris Thomas 
Chapter 11. Answering the Call: The Role of HBCUs in Engaging Black Women’s Identity Politics; Megan Covington and Nadrea R. Njoku
Chapter 12. Current Trends, Future Directions: Promoting the Long-Term Survival and Success of HBCUs; P. Jesse Rine, Adriel A. Hilton, and Jeremy C. McCool
Chapter 13. Democracy Matters in the 21st Century HBCU Writing Classroom: AfriWomanism as a Political, Pedagogical Tool; Kendra N. Bryant
Chapter 14. The Category is…Transformational Inclusion: A Conceptual Framework for (Re)imagining the Inclusion of Black Queer and Trans* Students Attending HBCUs; Jarrel T. Johnson
Chapter 15. The Usage of Personal Power when Collaborating with Black Male Scholars at a Historically Black College and University; Daniel Upchurch
Chapter 16. The Reasons for Reimagining; Khalid A. White
Epilogue; Marybeth Gasman
Gary B. Crosby, is the Vice President for Student Affairs, Alabama A&M University.

Khalid A. White, is a Professor of Ethnic Studies/African American Studies, San Jose City College.

Marcus A. Chanay, is the Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrolment Management and Executive Assistant to the President for Campus Operations, Lincoln University.

Adriel A. Hilton, is Dean of Students and Diversity Officer, Seton Hill University.
Timely is the best caption to summarize Reimagining HBCUs: Survival Beyond 2021. In a watershed moment in world history this volume captures the unique role of HBCU's beyond 2021. The contributors to this volume discuss a wide range of social issues which include the role of HBCU's amidst COVID-19 and racial injustice. Reimagining HBCUs: Survival Beyond 2021 is a must read for those concerned with social justice! It offers a unique perspective that juxtaposes the historical with the contemporary role of HBCU's in preparing leaders to address the most pressing challenges in the 21st century. - Abul Adonis Pitre, Ph.D. Professor & Chair of the Department of Africana Studies San Francisco State University

In this very timely work, Dr. Crosby and his colleagues encourage us to re-imagine HBCUs by incorporating a triad of perspectives - reflection, introspection, and projection – to provoke thought. The collective insights herein, if embraced, offer us viable considerations that will ensure that HBCUs remain as options for our children’s children. - Eurmon Hervey, Jr., Ed.D., MBA Special Assistant to the Chancellor and SACSCOC Liaison Southern University at New Orleans

Reimagining HBCUs: Survival Beyond 2021 is an exciting new volume that pushes the next generation of HBCU leaders and scholars to reconsider what is necessary to ensure the vitality of HBCUs in the future. HBCUs have a storied history of advancing educational outcomes for Black people in the face of great odds. However, the challenges in continuing to fulfill the HBCU mission has become increasingly difficult in recent years, given enrollment challenges, resource constraints, and racist political structures. To emerge successfully from the COVID-19 pandemic, HBCUs will need to reconsider practices in all areas. This volume can serve as the impetus for action and a guidebook for those who are committed to ensuring that HBCUs exist and thrive in the 2020's and beyond. - J. Luke Wood, Ph.D. Vice President of Student Affairs & Campus Diversity, Chief Diversity Officer, Distinguished Professor of Education, San Diego State University

Historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in America have a long, remarkable history that celebrates their undeniable past contributions to the advancement of every field of human endeavor, like art, history, music, politics, and religion. The preponderance of published works, to date, acknowledge this timeless fact. Commendably, this new book builds upon that unshakeable foundation to make an important, fresh contribution to knowledge. The authors show through each chapter that the future of HBCUs can be even brighter than their illuminating past. Read and see. - Terrell L. Strayhorn, PhD Provost & Senior Vice President, Academic Affairs, Professor and Director, Center for the Study of HBCUs, Virginia Union University

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