The Saga of African Dance and Black Studies Departments

  title={The Saga of African Dance and Black Studies Departments},
  author={Doris Green},
Abstract: In 1964, President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act, which mandated courses on Black and Minority studies into the curriculum on a nationwide basis. Failure to do so would cause the loss of federal funding. At the time, I was an undergraduate student, one of only four Blacks in the department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation at Brooklyn College. We were questioned by the Chairman to see what courses could be offered by the Department. I suggested African dance. The idea… CONTINUE READING