Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Sharecropping in Higher Education: Case Study of the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University - Florida State University Joint College of Engineering
by Darnell, Carl, Ph.D., Indiana University, 2017, 203; 10680544
Abstract (Summary)

Historically Black Colleges and Universities have historically been given less funding than White institutions, a known discrepancy partially rectified by the Civil Rights era desegregation lawsuits. The court-ordered funding, however, came with race-based restrictions for public HBCUs, and many lost academic programs to traditionally White institutions. In numerous situations, Black colleges were closed outright or merged with White institutions. The following study explores the unique case of an HBCU coerced into merging an academic unit with a neighboring historically White university. Using archival data and interviews from the HBCU administrators, the case study presents a narrative of how the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University – Florida State University partnership was formed, explores the partnership’s development over time, and examines differences between the mission and practices of the joint venture from FAMU’s perspective.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Danns, Dionne, McCormick, Alexander
Commitee: Grim, Valerie, Hossler, Donald
School: Indiana University
Department: Education
School Location: United States -- Indiana
Source: DAI-A 79/03(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: African American Studies, Education history, Higher education
Keywords: African american, College partnerships, Florida agricultural and mechanical university (famu), Historically black colleges and universities (hbcu), Inter-institutional partnerships, Oral history
Publication Number: 10680544
ISBN: 9780355541281
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