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Unveiling An Accidental Triumph: The Improbable History of American Higher Education

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

An Accidental Triumph: The Improbable History of American Higher Education tells the unique story about what Americans think of higher education. We have the greatest higher education system in the world. In between tracing the historiography of higher education in the U.S.,

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Black History Month: The Role of Higher Education in Black Activism

Insight Into Diversity

Throughout its history, higher education in the U.S. Although Black History Month was federally designated in 1986, similar weekly and monthly celebrations had already existed for more than 50 years. Throughout history, some activists who were for Black liberation found their homes in the academy.”.

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The Commencement Story and the Rhymes of History

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Commencement speeches have been a higher education tradition in the U.S. The origins of these addresses date back to the establishment of American universities, where graduation ceremonies served as both a rite of passage and a public demonstration of the institution's educational values. since the early 19th Century.

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Juneteenth, Higher Education, and Advancing Educational Equity

WCET Frontiers

Juneteenth, celebrated annually on June 19th, marks a pivotal moment in American history—the day in 1865 when enslaved African Americans in Galveston, Texas, were informed of their freedom, years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed. This acknowledgment is crucial for fostering understanding, healing, and progress.

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Honouring Black History Month in higher education

Kortext University Leaders' Blog

Although we’re living in a more progressive society, racial discrimination and inequality can be felt by people of colour in the UK to this very day, emphasising the importance of honouring Black History Month. . So, what is Black History Month and why should you care about it? . The importance of Black History Month.

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Black History Month 2024: African Americans and the Arts 

Today's Learner

Reading Time: 4 minutes The national theme for Black History Month 2024 is “ African Americans and the Arts.” Black History Month 2024 is a time to recognize and highlight the achievements of Black artists and creators, and the role they played in U.S. history and in shaping our country today. ” – Carter G.

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Indigenous Peoples in Higher Education: Inherited Histories and Pernicious Status Quos

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Alex Red Corn Recently at our Indigenous Peoples Day gathering at Kansas State University, Chief Ben Barnes of the Shawnee spoke from the heart about matters related to Shawnee histories and their ongoing presence as a Native nation. Even if they were to attend, we do not offer any courses on Kaw language, government, or history.

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