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God Doesn't Look At Skin Color, Oral Roberts Sep 1989

God Doesn't Look At Skin Color, Oral Roberts

Chapel Audio & Transcripts

This is a transcript of the September 26, 1989 chapel service held on the campus of Oral Roberts University in which Oral Roberts delivered a message entitled, "God Doesn't Look at Skin Color."

Roberts shares that when the university opened, a member of the federal government called him to ask about his racial policy. He replied, "ORU is established in three ways, first, to be international. Second, to be interdenominational, and third to be interracial."


Ua68/13/4 Limited Edition, Vol. 6, No. 1, Wku Journalism Jun 1989

Ua68/13/4 Limited Edition, Vol. 6, No. 1, Wku Journalism

WKU Archives Records

Newspaper created by students participating in the Minority Journalism Workshop hosted by the WKU Journalism Department.

  • Mills, Deanna. Minorities Say Civil Rights Backsliding Here
  • Anderson, Tiffany. Local Woman Gives Children Chance to Live - Judy Schwank
  • Taylor, Carletta. Minnesota Names Former WKU Star Assistant Coach - Clemette Haskins
  • Wright, Lisa. New Language, Old Friends Concern Refugees Most - Cambodians
  • Hart, Jimmy. Quality of Students Made Integration Smooth
  • Taylor, Carletta. Government Teacher Knows Importance of Role Models - Saundra Ardrey
  • Anderson, Lisa. Robert Haynes Says Western Trying to Increase Minority Hiring
  • Batson, Alycia. Good Opportunities Often Mean Leaving
  • Shobe, Tracey. Local Woman Stays Home to ...


System-Wide Title Vi Regulation Of Higher Education, 1968-1988: Implications For Increased Minority Participation, John B. Williams Jun 1989

System-Wide Title Vi Regulation Of Higher Education, 1968-1988: Implications For Increased Minority Participation, John B. Williams

Trotter Review

In 1964, 300,000 blacks were enrolled in the nation’s higher education system, most of them attending black colleges and universities in the South; 4,700,000 whites attended colleges during the same year. With passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Law, the federal government acknowledged an inequity in blacks’ opportunity to attend college and gave promise of becoming a major source of pressure for desegregating higher education. But the potential of Title VI, the promise of government intervention to accomplish greater equity, has never been fulfilled.

Specifically, Title VI renders discriminatory agencies and institutions, including colleges and universities ...


Book Review Essay: Black Literature And Society In The Eighteenth Century, Rhett S. Jones Jun 1989

Book Review Essay: Black Literature And Society In The Eighteenth Century, Rhett S. Jones

Trotter Review

The eighteenth century, a growing consensus among historians suggests, was a crucial period in the evolution of racism. Most Europeans entered the century with few fixed ideas on the nature of race and instead thought of themselves and others primarily in ethnic and religious terms. The English who invaded Jamaica (then colonized and occupied by the Spaniards) in 1655, for example, saw themselves as English Christians and the defenders of the island as Spanish “Papists.” Papists for the English of the time were not Christians at all but instead persons enlisted in the army of the anti-Christ. Nearly a century ...


Carter Godwin Woodson: Understanding His Intellectual Objectives, J. Clay Smith Jr. May 1989

Carter Godwin Woodson: Understanding His Intellectual Objectives, J. Clay Smith Jr.

Selected Speeches

No abstract provided.


Commentary: The Role Of Universities In Racial Violence On Campuses, Wornie L. Reed Mar 1989

Commentary: The Role Of Universities In Racial Violence On Campuses, Wornie L. Reed

Trotter Review

Racial violence against blacks on college campuses across the country has become a source of consider able and legitimate concern. This paper reviews the nature and extent of these incidents, discusses the national social context of their occurrence, and examines the role that universities play in the development of these incidents.


Interview With George Guscott, Abha Pandya Mar 1989

Interview With George Guscott, Abha Pandya

Trotter Review

George Guscott was born in 1927 in Boston. An engineer with a degree from Northeastern University, he worked in an engineering firm for many years before branching off, very successfully, into real estate development. His firm, Long Bay Management Company, which he manages with his two brothers, is one of the largest minority-owned real estate companies in the city of Boston, In a ride in his van through Roxbury and Dorchester, Guscott proudly pointed to all the real estate he owns and spoke reflectively about the struggles and victories he encountered over the years to get to where he is ...


Book Review: The Arrogance Of Race: Historical Perspectives On Slavery, Racism, And Social Inequality, Vernon J. Williams Jr. Mar 1989

Book Review: The Arrogance Of Race: Historical Perspectives On Slavery, Racism, And Social Inequality, Vernon J. Williams Jr.

Trotter Review

The Arrogance of Race is George M. Fredrick son’s latest work, and it is a profound one. This series of articles, many of which have been published previously, was written over a span of some 20 years and represents the mature reflections of one of this country’s leading intellectual historians. The work should be read by all serious students of race and racism.


Sports Notes, Wornie L. Reed Mar 1989

Sports Notes, Wornie L. Reed

Trotter Review

The recent conviction of sports agents Norby Walters and Lloyd Bloom on charges of racketeering and fraud may hasten the day when college sports will be seen as the businesses they are, and college athletes will be seen as “subminimum-wage” em ployees of these businesses. Certainly, Bloom and Walters are unsavory characters; they are guilty of several criminal activities, including extortion. But what should not go unnoticed is the fact that they were found guilty of committing fraud against colleges because they signed athletes to contracts before their college eligibility was up.

In other sports news, after nine years on ...


African-Americans And Social Policy In The 1990'S, Wornie L. Reed Mar 1989

African-Americans And Social Policy In The 1990'S, Wornie L. Reed

William Monroe Trotter Institute Publications

The basic social policy issue for African-Americans in the next decade will be a perennial objective - to have policies instituted that will bring them into the economic and social mainstreams of America. The main problems currently faced by blacks are quite familiar: inequalities in economic and social conditions. The new wrinkle in the 1980s is a downturn in racial progress, a downturn that is seen whether one is examining attitudes or specific social policies.

Racial divisions have increased sharply. The Reagan Administration's war against affirmative action, its refusal to allow access to decision-making by minorities, its fight against civil ...


Miscegenation And Acculturation In The Narragansett Country Of Rhode Island, 1710-1790, Rhett S. Jones Jan 1989

Miscegenation And Acculturation In The Narragansett Country Of Rhode Island, 1710-1790, Rhett S. Jones

Trotter Review

The histories of most New England states view blacks as a strange, foreign people enslaved in southern states, whom New Englanders rescued first by forming colonization and abolitionist societies and later by fighting a Civil War to free them. The existence of a black population in New England as early as the seventeenth century has been pretty much ignored. Indeed Anderson and Marten, of the Parting Ways Museum of Afro-American Ethnohistory, touched off a furor with their discovery that Abraham Pearse, one of the early residents of Plymouth Colony, was black.

The long neglect of New England’s black history ...


Black New England: Building On The Work Of Lorenzo Johnston Greene, Rhett S. Jones Jan 1989

Black New England: Building On The Work Of Lorenzo Johnston Greene, Rhett S. Jones

Trotter Review

With the death this spring of Dr. Lorenzo J. Greene, Professor Emeritus of History at Lincoln University (Missouri), historians of blacks in New England have lost one of their pioneers, a man who continued to support the scholarly study of Afro-Americans in the region throughout his life. Dr. Greene, who was 89 at his death, was best known as the author of The Negro in Colonial New England, 1620-1776 (1942). Benjamin Quarles wrote of the book, “To it we are indebted for three things, if not more—for filling a gap in the literature of American colonial history, for portraying ...


Tri-Racial Enculturation: Red, White, And Black In The South, Rhett S. Jones Jan 1989

Tri-Racial Enculturation: Red, White, And Black In The South, Rhett S. Jones

Trotter Review

In an essay published in The Western Journal of Black Studies (1977) I pointed out that while for many years the study of relations between blacks and Native Americans had been neglected by historians and other scholars, recent studies had acknowledged that red folk and black often influenced one another. What I did not point out was that, for the United States. studies of tri-racial contact were almost nonexistent. Things were quite different in studies of Latin America where the realities of social and sexual contact among all three races were reflected not only in works by historians but in ...


Commentary: Blacks In U.S. History, Wornie L. Reed Jan 1989

Commentary: Blacks In U.S. History, Wornie L. Reed

Trotter Review

During Black History Month many people paused to discuss and reflect on the presence and the contributions of African-Americans in the history of the United States. During February two years ago we had a visit from a white Navy veteran from nearby Quincy, Massachusetts, who had his own black history story — although he did not express it as such.


Telling The Story Of The Early Black Aviators, Philip S. Hart Jan 1989

Telling The Story Of The Early Black Aviators, Philip S. Hart

Trotter Review

The story of America’s early black aviators from the 1920s and 1930s has been one of the neglected themes in American aviation history. My interest in this topic began with research into family history. My mother’s uncle, J. Herman Banning, was a pioneer black aviator during this nation’s Golden Age of Aviation. I remember my mother, aunt, and grandmother talking about J. Herman Banning back when I was little, and in my teenage years I tried to find out more than I had learned from these family stories and photographs, but it was difficult for me to ...


Biblical-Historical Study As Liberation: Toward An Afro-Christian Hermeneutic, Vincent L. Wimbush Jan 1989

Biblical-Historical Study As Liberation: Toward An Afro-Christian Hermeneutic, Vincent L. Wimbush

CGU Faculty Publications and Research

In the sense that they have always sought to know and articulate "the biblical position" on all matters pertaining to existence, including liberation for their people, all African American leaders--predominantly, though not exclusively, Christian--have been biblical theologians. But very few of these leaders have had as their major concern the academic study of the Bible apart from preparation for, and acceptance of, the presuppositions of confessional vocations. The paucity of African American biblical scholars only confirms the point.


Ua1f Wku Archives Vertical File - Football, Wku Archives Jan 1989

Ua1f Wku Archives Vertical File - Football, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Records

Digitized vertical file materials regarding the WKU football team in 1989.


Historical/Cultural Criticism As Liberation : A Proposal For An African American Biblical Hermenutic, Vincent L. Wimbush Jan 1989

Historical/Cultural Criticism As Liberation : A Proposal For An African American Biblical Hermenutic, Vincent L. Wimbush

CGU Faculty Publications and Research

Historical and cultural criticism can serve to aid minority, culturalist readings of the Bible to stand with integrity against alien imperialistic readings. Historical criticism is necessary in order to gain perspective on the historically determined nature of all religious constructs, including those in biblical texts. Cross-cultural analysis is necessary in order to interpret the symbols and referents of biblical cultures and contemporary dominant cultures, so as to determine which symbols and referents from any culture are relevant and affirming.


Ua45/6 Commencement Program, Wku Registrar Jan 1989

Ua45/6 Commencement Program, Wku Registrar

WKU Archives Records

Commencement program listing graduates.


Ua19/17/1/4 Wku Football Media Guide, Wku Athletic Media Relations Jan 1989

Ua19/17/1/4 Wku Football Media Guide, Wku Athletic Media Relations

WKU Archives Records

Media guide for the 1989 football season.


Black Education In Canada West: A Parochial Solution To A Secular Problem. Rev. M. M. Dillon And The Colonial Church And School Society, Christopher Bruce Elliot Jan 1989

Black Education In Canada West: A Parochial Solution To A Secular Problem. Rev. M. M. Dillon And The Colonial Church And School Society, Christopher Bruce Elliot

Theses and Dissertations (Comprehensive)

African-Americans fled the United States of America during the nineteenth century to escape slavery. The majority of the emigrants took refuge in Upper Canada. Slavery had been abolished by 1834 in all British colonial possessions. Blacks were promised protection from racism by virtue of British institutions. Upper Canada offered the fugitives a chance to begin a new life. Life in Canada West was not to be as joyful as was promised. When Blacks arrived in the British colony they were treated as outsiders, outcast from society. The prejudices of the day flourished throughout the countryside. Racism was manifested in the ...


White Democracy, Racism, And Black Disfranchisement: North Carolina In The 1830'S, Elizabeth Hathhorn Mcgehee Jan 1989

White Democracy, Racism, And Black Disfranchisement: North Carolina In The 1830'S, Elizabeth Hathhorn Mcgehee

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Afro-American Studies, Daryl Cumber Dance Jan 1989

Afro-American Studies, Daryl Cumber Dance

English Faculty Publications

Afro-American Studies: Reference Works


Folklore From Contemporary Jamaicans, Daryl Cumber Dance Jan 1989

Folklore From Contemporary Jamaicans, Daryl Cumber Dance

Bookshelf

There is not now available, nor has there ever been, a general and comprehensive introductory collection of the rich folklore of Jamaica. Yet, despite this widespread enthrallment with the better-known aspects of Jamaican folk life and culture, the fact remains that no extensive general collection of the vast range of Jamaican folklore has been assembled.

Dr. Dance spent six months in Jamaica from June through November 1978 researching and compiling stories and folklore for this book.