Black Institutions of Higher Learning

  • Thierno ThiamEmail author
  • Gilbert Rochon


Like the black church and the black press, the role of black institutions of higher learning also goes beyond the civil rights movements and extends to the Pan-African struggle. In much the same way as the black church and the black press, the existent scholarship has yet to catch up with the evidence. As with the cases of the black church and the black press, the original proceedings of the major Pan-African Congresses demonstrate that the scope and mission of black institutions of higher education transcend the bounds of continental U.S.A. This chapter analyzes the role of black institutions of higher learning in the Pan-African movement through (1) the role of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities, (2) the creation of institutions of higher learning in Africa by major proponents of Pan-Africanism, and (3) the rise of discipline-specific organizations designed to pursue the Pan-African ideal.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Tuskegee UniversityTuskegeeUSA
  2. 2.Tulane UniversityNew OrleansUSA

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