To “Bring the Race along Rapidly”: Sport, Student Culture, and Educational Mission at Historically Black Colleges during the Interwar Years

  title={To “Bring the Race along Rapidly”: Sport, Student Culture, and Educational Mission at Historically Black Colleges during the Interwar Years},
  author={Patrick B. Miller},
  journal={History of Education Quarterly},
  pages={111 - 133}
  • P. Miller
  • Published 22 January 1995
  • Education, History
  • History of Education Quarterly
“Athletics is the universal language,” an editorialist asserted in the Howard University campus newspaper in the spring of 1924. “By and through it we hope to foster a better and more fraternal spirit between the races in America and so to destroy prejudices; to learn and to be taught; to facilitate a universal brotherhood.” Such sentiments had been enunciated since the turn of the century. But it was during the interwar years that the athletic ideal resonated most intensely for various… 
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i9 For criticism of the various explanations among whites that emphasized distinctive anatomical and physiological advantages, see the Peoria Transcript