Black Greek 101

Black Greek 101

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Black Greek 101 is the first book to provide a complete analysis of the culture of historically Black fraternities and sororities. Based on over ten years of research, Black Greek 101 presents a detailed history of Black fraternalism as a whole. As a unique culture within the college environment, these organizations are fascinating examples of the ways students form groups with their own artifacts, rites, customs, stories, and rituals that help them to adapt to the larger college environment. When members of Black fraternal organizations and non-members alike finish Black Greek 101, they will have a foundation for understanding some of the most interesting organizations that have influenced not only campus culture, but American culture as a whole.Ishmail Conway indicated, In Senegal and Gambia, some initiates carry lanterns, plants, and doll-like figures as ... In the early 1 950s the Delta Sigma Theta pledges at Howard carried panda bears rather than ducks. ... The pledge process created language that defined the various roles members and aspirants played.

Title:Black Greek 101
Author:Walter M. Kimbrough
Publisher:Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press - 2003


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