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Against Great Odds: The History of Alcorn State University

Josephine McCann Posey

ISBN 10: 0878056815 / ISBN 13: 9780878056811
Published by University Press of Mississippi, 1994
Condition: Good Hardcover
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Title: Against Great Odds: The History of Alcorn ...

Publisher: University Press of Mississippi

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Edition: 1St Edition - may be Reissue.

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Posey (education, Alcorn State University) examines the history of the first land-grant academic institution for African-American students. Alcorn opened in 1871 on the former Oakland College campus, with Hiram R. Revels, Mississippi's first black senator, as its president. Posey shows how the institution has faced modern challenges such as integration and maintaining its nationally renowned athletic programs. Includes b&w photos, a list of student organizations, and the catalogue from Alcorn's second year. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

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Josephine McCann Posey is an Associate Professor of Education at Alcorn State University.

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