I'll Find a Way or Make One: A Tribute to Historically Black Colleges and Universities  -     By: Dwayne Ashley, Juan Williams
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I'll Find a Way or Make One: A Tribute to Historically Black Colleges and Universities

HarperCollins / 2007 / Paperback

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 480
Vendor: HarperCollins
Publication Date: 2007
Dimensions: 9.25 X 7.38 (inches)
ISBN: 0060094567
ISBN-13: 9780060094560

Publisher's Description

A comprehensive and definitive guide to America's 107 historically black colleges and universities, this commemorative gift book explores the historical, social, and cultural importance of the nation's HBCUs and celebrates their rich legacy.

Included in this one-of-a-kind collection are:

  • Detailed profiles of each HBCU
  • Illuminating portraits of distinguished HBCU graduates such as Leontyne Price, Thurgood Marshall, Spike Lee, and Oprah Winfrey
  • Little-known anecdotes about pre-Civil War efforts to educate blacks, such as how a white pastor founded what became Lincoln University after his black protégé was excluded from Princeton's Theological Seminary
  • Rare photographs and archival materials featuring the likes of Eleanor Roosevelt addressing students at Howard University

Chronicling the history of education in the African American community, I'll Find a Way or Make One is not only an unprecedented salute to historically black colleges and universities, but also an indispensable account of some of the most important events of African Americana and American history.

Author Bio

Dwayne Ashley is president and CEO of the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund (TMSF), an agency that provides scholarships, endowment-building assistance, and education and employment programs to HBCUs. Under his agency, TMSF has built relationships with the Coca-Cola Company, Miller Brewing, ING, Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, and Gallup. He is a graduate of HBCU Wiley College and of the University of Pennsylvania's Fel School of Government.

Juan Williams is the author of the acclaimed PBS series companion volume Eyes on the Prize. He is a senior correspondent for NPR, political analyst for Fox News, and the host of America's Black Forum. Williams worked at the Washington Post for twenty-three years as a columnist, editorial writer, and White House correspondent. He has won an Emmy Award for his television documentary writing and has contributed features to Fortune, Atlantic Monthly, Ebony, GQ, New Republic, and Black Issues Book Review. He is a graduate of Haverford College in Pennsylvania.

Editorial Reviews

“An important resource.”
“A touching statement to the glorious tradition HBCUs continue to maintain.”
“A fascinating work of great scope and great detail.”
“An authoritative survey.”

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