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Courtney Paige Smith
Washington State University Vancouver (Vancouver, WA 98686-9600)

The First 100 Years: A Social History of Hampton Institute

To prepare final chapters of book based on already completed research, for a critical history of Hampton Institute, emphasizing Negro's role in educational movement which led to Hampton's founding. ABSTRACT: Funds for 3 months' support and costs of preparing final chapters of book based on research already completed. Critical history of Hampton Institute, Negro normal school established in 1868, Hampton, Virginia, emphasizing Negro's role in educational movement which led to Hampton's founding; Hampton's role in development of Negro education; change in program and spirit as independent development was influenced by traditional educational practices and attitudes toward Negro potential and role in American society changed; student activism in 19th century status of Negro at Hampton and in society as a whole; successes and failures in transition from school to college; recent efforts to identify and develop viable role in higher education. Need for history of Hampton, contribution to history of Negro education and race relations. Will provide case studies of how frictions in higher education develop, together with suggestions on how to resolve them before they pass the point of no return.

Project fields:
History, General

Basic Research

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$4,000 (approved)
$4,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
11/1/1969 – 2/28/1970