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Black Oxford: The Untold Stories of Oxford University's Black Scholars

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by Pamela Roberts
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Black Oxford: The Untold Stories of Oxford University's Black Scholars by Pamela Roberts

Oxford University has attracted and produced many of the world's most original thinkers over the centuries. It boasts heads of states, academics, writers, actors, scientists, philosophers and many other luminaries among its alumni. On any tour of the University and colleges famous ex-students Tony Blair, Bill Clinton, Margaret Thatcher to name a few are often mentioned but what about its Black scholars? The University has a long but little known history of attracting Black scholars from Africa, the Caribbean, America and even Australia since the matriculation in 1873 of Christian Fredrick Cole, who became the first African to practise in an English court. He was followed by other outstanding personalities: Alain Locke, the Father of the Harlem Renaissance and the first Black scholar to be awarded a Rhodes Scholarship in 1907; Kofoworola Moore, the first African woman to graduate from the University in 1935; Eric Williams, the great historian of the Caribbean, who was elected Prime ...

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Pages: 172
Size: 7.2 MB
Publisher: Signal Books
Date published:   2014
ISBN: 9781909930131 (DRM-EPUB)

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