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The Resource The last Negroes at Harvard : the class of 1963 and the 18 young men who changed Harvard forever, Kent Garrett and Jeanne Ellsworth

The last Negroes at Harvard : the class of 1963 and the 18 young men who changed Harvard forever, Kent Garrett and Jeanne Ellsworth

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The last Negroes at Harvard : the class of 1963 and the 18 young men who changed Harvard forever
Title
The last Negroes at Harvard
Title remainder
the class of 1963 and the 18 young men who changed Harvard forever
Statement of responsibility
Kent Garrett and Jeanne Ellsworth
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Language
eng
Summary
The untold story of the Harvard class of '63, whose Black students fought to create their own identities on the cusp between integration and affirmative action. In the fall of 1959, Harvard recruited an unprecedented eighteen "Negro" boys as an early form of affirmative action. Four years later they would graduate as African Americans. Some fifty years later, one of these trailblazing Harvard grads, Kent Garrett, began to reconnect with his classmates and explore their vastly different backgrounds, lives, and what their time at Harvard meant. Garrett and his partner, Jeanne Ellsworth, recount how these youths broke new ground, with ramifications that extended far beyond the iconic Yard. By the time they were seniors, they had demonstrated against national injustice, grappled with the racism fo academia, had dinner with Malcolm X, and fought alongside their African national classmates for the right to form a Black students' organization. Part memoir, part group portrait, and part narrative history of the intrsection between the civil rights movement and higher education, this is the remarkable story of brilliant, singular young men whose identities were changed at and by Harvard, and who, in turn, changed Harvard
Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
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Garrett, Kent
Dewey number
378.1/982996073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
LD2160
LC item number
.G37 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1951-
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Ellsworth, Jeanne
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  • Garrett, Kent
  • Garrett, Kent
  • Harvard University
  • Harvard University
  • African American college students
  • African Americans
  • Discrimination in higher education
Label
The last Negroes at Harvard : the class of 1963 and the 18 young men who changed Harvard forever, Kent Garrett and Jeanne Ellsworth
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
BK0024540787
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 299 pages
Isbn
9781328879974
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2019014973
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The last Negroes at Harvard : the class of 1963 and the 18 young men who changed Harvard forever, Kent Garrett and Jeanne Ellsworth
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BK0024540787
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 299 pages
Isbn
9781328879974
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2019014973
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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