Read e-book online A Century of Service: Land-Grant Colleges and Universities, PDF

By Ralph D. Christy

ISBN-10: 1412845882

ISBN-13: 9781412845885

ISBN-10: 1560000023

ISBN-13: 9781560000020

In 1890 congressional laws opened a brand new bankruptcy within the historical past of upper schooling by means of allocating public aid for black Land-Grant faculties and universities.These associations have been verified to supply education to blacks within the fields of agriculture, domestic economics, the mechanical arts, and different precious professions. For a century, those faculties have assumed and proceed to keep up a distinct and demanding position in affording academic possibilities for millions of scholars to whom no different doorways might were opened. A Century of Service is either a heritage and a party of those Land-Grant colleges. The paintings additionally presents a presentation of perspectives on how their unique project can most sensible be tailored to the demanding situations of the future.

The 1890 Land-Grant associations are a legacy of what could be finished with little greater than a decided, tenacious dedication to outlive and excel. despite unequal monetary aid, they've got succeeded in setting up and construction caliber resident educational and extension courses on a par with these of different schools and universities now not soreness a similar fiscal boundaries. As tested all through this quantity, the 1890 associations have accrued a magnificent checklist of feat within the components of agricultural examine, cooperative extension, improvement of rural groups' help platforms, human assets improvement, resident guide, overseas improvement, and expertise and knowledge transfer.

In assessing the present nation of the colleges and looking out to the long run, the authors search methods of creating upon their strengths and traditions and discover replacement institutional designs to reinforce the prestige and possibilities for African American agricultural scientists and pros below really new conditions. A Century of Service could be of curiosity to social historians, black reviews experts, agricultural scientists, and educators.

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