Hot off the press, Scarlet and Black, Volume 2: Constructing Race and Gender at Rutgers, 1865-1945, is featured in this Rutgers Today article: Latest Scarlet and Black Book Explores Lives of Rutgers’ First Black Students.
The article provides a glimpse of the history that the new book brings to light, plus reflections from Deborah Gray White and Marisa Fuentes on the significance of this research:
As evidenced by the extensive archival research, Rutgers has not always been on the right side of history, but by acknowledging this past, we hope it’s a step forward in ensuring that all feel welcomed in the Rutgers community today. Rather than a simple indictment of the past, this work is one method of redress by recognizing how students of color have fought for a place here and have excelled.Co-editor Marisa Fuentes, Presidential Term Chair in African American History
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