An Independent Approach to Black Studies: The Institute of the Black World (IBW) and its Evaluation and Support of Black Studies

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Abstract

The research on the history of Black Studies has not paid significant attention to the field's origins at Historically Black Colleges and Universities or to independent organizations. The Institute of the Black World (IBW) supported Black Studies programs by evaluating the theoretical and curricular foundations of the field. IBW was founded by faculty members at the Atlanta University Center and spent over a decade, as an independent activist think tank, evaluating Black studies in the desire to strengthen the academic basis of the field.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)70-88
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of African American Studies
Volume16
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2012

Keywords

  • African American Studies
  • Atlanta University Center
  • Black colleges
  • Black Studies
  • HBCUs
  • Institute of the Black World (IBW)
  • Vincent Harding

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • Sociology and Political Science

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