Activism and Disciplinary Suspensions / Expulsions at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. A Phenomenological Study of the Black Student Sit-In Movement, 1960-1962

Author: Mealy, Rosemari A.
Year:2013
Pages:216
ISBN:0-7734-4347-9
978-0-7734-4347-1
Price:159.95
Examines the emergence of Radical African American Student Voices in the 1960s civil rights struggles. Focusing on personal stories of African American college students expelled or suspended from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) the work examines their vibrant Sit-In Movement activism that resulted in exposing the world to the nation’s complicity in endorsing the South’s archaic notions that black citizens had no rights that were equal to those enjoyed by Whites. The birth of the Southern Black Student Sit-In Movement eventually engaged thousands of students attending many of the South’s land-grant and private HBCUs, becoming the major vehicle for students en masse to demonstrate their opposition to the South’s deep-seated, racist Jim Crow laws.

Reviews

“Rosemari Mealy has written an invaluable book. It is about little people who do great things which ultimately benefit the society as a whole and move it further in a progressive direction…[her] study is both a unique and essential academic intervention and a socially responsible project that gets my unqualified endorsement and recommendation.”
- Professor William W. Sales, Jr.,
African American Studies Department,
Seton Hall University


“Dr. Mealy’s subject matter- that of the experience of individuals expelled from Historically Black Colleges / Universities for participation in civil rights activities in the years 1960-62 – is a huge contribution to the literature.”
-Professor Jeanette R. Davidson,
Director, African & African American Studies,
University of Oklahoma


Dr. Mealy’s research fills a gap in the literature and adds a new dimension to the Civil Rights Movement literature by writing a very powerful accounting of the times as seen on a first-hand basis through the eyes of some of those who actually were student movement participants.”
-Professor Corinne Dickey,
Capella University


Table of Contents

Abstract
Commendatory Forward by William W. Sales, Jr.
Preface
Acknowledgments
CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION
Introduction to the Problem
Background of the Study
Statement of the Problem
The Purpose of the Study
Rationale
Research Questions
Significance of the Study
Definition of Terms
Nature of the Study
Theoretical / Conceptual Framework
Organization of the Remainder of the Study
CHAPTER 2. LITERATURE REVIEW
Conceptual Framework Posited to Explain the Student Protest Movement
Chapter Summary
CHAPTER 3. METHODOLOGY
Research Question
Research Design
Testing Reliability in a Phenomenological Study
The Pilot Study Summary and Reflections
Reliability and Validity
Research Procedures
Characteristics of the Main Participants
Instrumentation
Data Collection
Data Analysis
Ethics and Phenomenology
Chapter Summary
CHAPTER 4. DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS
Introduction
The Main Study
Process and Procedure for Selecting participants and Conducting the Main Study
Collective Profiles and Data of Six Participants
Reporting of Data
The Meaning and Essence of the Experience
CHAPTER 5. DISCUSSION, CONCLUSIONS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FUTURE STUDY
Restatement of the Problem
Research Questions
Were the Questions Posed in the Study Answered
Chapter Summary
APPENDIX A. QUESTIONNAIRE
APPENDIX B. INTERVIEW QUESTIONS
REFERENCES
INDEX