Limit search to available items
Book Cover

Title Black Greek-letter organizations 2.0 : new directions in the study of African American fraternities and sororities / edited by Matthew W. Hughey and Gregory S. Parks
Published Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2011]
Online access available from:
ProQuest Ebook Central Subscription    View Resource Record  


Description 1 online resource (xvii, 342 pages) : illustrations
Contents Cover; contents; acknowledgments; foreword; i. introduction; ii. bglos and the intersection of leadership, religion, and civil rights; iii. the gender politics of black fraternalism; iv. racial identity and racism; v. representin': images of bglos in popular culture; vi. keeping things in/on line? hazing and pledging; vii. ebony in the ivory tower: bglos in higher education; appendix; index
Summary At the turn of the twentieth century, black fraternities and sororities, also known as black Greek-letter organizations (BGLOs), were an integral part of the top ten percent of the black community that would serve as a cadre of educated, upper-class, motivated individuals who acquired the professional credentials, skills, and capital to assist the race to attain socio-economic parity. Today, however, BGLOs struggle to find their place and direction in a world drastically different from the one that witnessed their genesis
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject African American college students -- Societies, etc.
Greek letter societies -- United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Hughey, Matthew W. (Matthew Windust), editor
Parks, Gregory, 1974- editor
LC no. 2010030301
ISBN 1283066327
1604739223 (electronic bk.)
9781604739220 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles New directions in the study of African American fraternities and sororities