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Journal Article

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This historiography of gender and black colleges uncovers the omission of women and gender relations. It uses an integrative framework, conceptualized by Evelyn Nakano Glenn, that considers race and gender as mutually interconnected, revealing different results than might be seen by considering these issues independently. The article is significant for historians and nonhistorians alike and has implications for educational policy and practice in the current day.


Postprint version. The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the American Educational Research Journal, Volume 44, Issue 4, December 2007, pages 760-805. © Publications, Inc. or Society/Proprietor, 2008> by SAGE Publications, Inc. at


black colleges, African Americans, black women, gender, history



Date Posted: 12 December 2008

This document has been peer reviewed.