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Book Discussion on The Education of Booker T. Washington
Michael Rudolph West talked about his biography The Education of Booker T. Washington: American Democracy and the Idea of Race Relations, published by Columbia University Press. Professor West talked about the ideological origins of the civil rights movement and explains Washington’s views on race-relations. Professor West also argued that Booker T. Washington was championed by whites because of Washington’s support for segregation and democracy. He also responded to questions from members of the audience.364 views
Book Discussion on White Money/Black Power
Noliwe Rooks talked about her book White Money/Black Power: The Surprising History of African American Studies and the Crisis of Race and Higher Education, published by Beacon Press. In her book Ms. Rooks examines what she believes are the conflicts surrounding black studies in institutions of higher learning. Ms. Rooks explained that because many of these programs are funded by white philanthropic organizations, the programs are controversial and avoided by many minority students. She responded to questions from members of the audience.292 views