The Resource A Black educator in the segregated South : Kentucky's Rufus B. Atwood, Gerald L. Smith

A Black educator in the segregated South : Kentucky's Rufus B. Atwood, Gerald L. Smith

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A Black educator in the segregated South : Kentucky's Rufus B. Atwood
Title
A Black educator in the segregated South
Title remainder
Kentucky's Rufus B. Atwood
Statement of responsibility
Gerald L. Smith
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Black college presidents in the era of segregation walked a tightrope. They were expected to educate black youth without sufficient state and federal funding. Yet in the African American community they were supposed to represent power and influence and to be outspoken advocates of civil rights, despite the continual risk of offending the white politicians on whom they were dependent for funding. The dilemmas they faced in balancing these conflicting demands have never been fully examined. Gerald Smith's study of the longtime president of Kentucky State College helps fill that void. From 1929 to 1962, Rufus Ballard Atwood served as president of Kentucky State. As chief administrator of the state's foremost black institution, he worked closely with black educational organizations and was often chosen by whites to represent the African American community on various boards and commissions. These appointments gave him access to the state's political and educational power structure, and Atwood proved to be a skilled interracial diplomat. But his influence was always at risk, particularly when his tactics became obsolete in the new age of confrontational civil rights politics. In his ground-breaking study, Smith examines Atwood's political relationships with state officials and his efforts to improve education for African Americans in Kentucky and the nation. He also appraises Atwood's contributions to Kentucky State and his relationship with faculty and students, and evaluates his contributions to the civil rights movement in Kentucky. Most important, Smith compares Atwood's style of leadership and the circumstances he confronted in Kentucky with those of black college presidents in other southern states. An important look at a complex role played out by a remarkable man in an era of change and conflict
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Gerald L.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
LC2851.K417 1929
LC item number
.S63 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kentucky State College (Frankfort, Ky.)
  • Atwood, Rufus B
  • Atwood, Rufus B
  • Atwood, Rufus B
  • Kentucky State College (Frankfort, Ky.)
  • Segregation in higher education
  • Afro-Americans History
  • Presidents
  • Segregation in higher education
  • Kentucky
Label
A Black educator in the segregated South : Kentucky's Rufus B. Atwood, Gerald L. Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [206]-216) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 224 pages
Isbn
9780813118567
Lccn
93005993
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28634628
  • (OCoLC)ocm28634628
Label
A Black educator in the segregated South : Kentucky's Rufus B. Atwood, Gerald L. Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [206]-216) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 224 pages
Isbn
9780813118567
Lccn
93005993
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28634628
  • (OCoLC)ocm28634628

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