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Harris, Robert L. 1943-

Overview
Works: 34 works in 76 publications in 1 language and 2,580 library holdings
Genres: Local history  Guidebooks  History  Oral histories  Interviews  Internet videos  Abstracts  Trials, litigation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Composer, Collector
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Most widely held works by Robert L Harris
The Columbia guide to African American history since 1939 by Robert L Harris( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presenting a multifaceted approach to understanding the central developments in African American history since 1939, this volume combines an historical overview, essays on specific facets of the African American experience, and a chronology of events. An A-to-Z listing provides information on various movements and figures
Teaching African-American history by Robert L Harris( Book )

11 editions published between 1985 and 2001 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scholars examine the Afro-American past to understand the position that black people have occupied in U.S. society, their efforts to cope with their status, and their successes and failures in pursuing full equality. The four major themes of Afro-American history and the transformations associated with them are: (1)"Africa to America" (Africans to Afro-Americans); (2)"Slavery to Freedom" (slaves to agricultural workers); (3)"Countryside to City" (agricultural workers to industrial laborers); and (4)"Segregation to Civil Rights" (outsiders to first-class citizens). These four themes offer a conceptual framework for organizing the Afro-American experience thematically and chronologically and for incorporating it in the trajectory of U.S. history. The people, movements, organizations, political and social events, and legislation associated with these themes are discussed in depth. Each of the four sections is supported by extensive notes, and a bibliography of 14 reference guides is included. (Jb)
Black studies in the United States : three essays by Robert L Harris( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three essays are presented that discuss, in general terms, information that was collected in 1987-88 concerning the current status of black studies in the United States. The researchers were invited to survey selected black studies departments, programs, institutes, and centers judged to be representative of the structural diversity and programmatic scope of Afro-American and Africana studies across the country; to evaluate their present capacities and strengths; and to assess their future needs. Since the conversations on which this material is based were confidential it could not be reported in full; however, the essays contain substantial amounts of general information. The essays are entitled: "The Intellectual and Institutional Development of Africana Studies" (Robert L. Harris, Jr.); "Black Studies: An Overview" (Darlene Clark Hine); and "Black Studies in the Midwest" (Nellie McKay). (Glr)
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Robert Lee Harris, Jr( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Robert L. Harris, Jr. was born on April 23, 1943 in Chicago, Illinois. He attended Roosevelt University where he received his B.A. degree in history in 1966, and then his M.A. degree with honors in 1968. Harris went on to receive his Ph.D. degree from Northwestern University in 1974. After briefly working at Miles College and at the University of Illinois, he was hired at Cornell University as an assistant professor in 1975. Harris was promoted to associate professor and then full professor of African American history at Cornell University where he worked until 2013. Harris also served as the director of the Africana Studies and Research Center at Cornell University, was named vice provost for diversity and faculty development in 2000, and has served as national historian for Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Harris authored Teaching African-American History, and co-edited The Columbia Guide to African American History Since 1939
The free Black response to American racism, 1790-1863 by Robert L Harris( )

8 editions published between 1974 and 1982 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African American history in the press : 1851-1899 : from the coming of the Civil War to the rise of Jim Crow as reported and illustrated in selected newspapers of the time by Robert L Harris( Book )

9 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historic landmarks of Black America by George Cantor( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This illustrated book will take you on a guided tour of 300 landmarks uniquely related to African-American history and culture. Text and photographs being the black experience to life. A few examples include the Chappie James Aerospace Center, Frederick Douglass House, Sojourner Truth grave, Kentucky Derby Museum, Preservation Hall, Boston Massacre Memorial, the Motown Museum. These and other monuments, museums, houses, plaques, and birthplaces described are a testimony to the triumphs and tragedies, the insight and blindness, the art and action that characterize black history in America.--From publisher description
The humanities in everyday life and public policy by Robert L Harris( Recording )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The five speakers discusss topics such as the problems facing foreign-language students in American universities, conflicts over the distribution of the National Endowment for the Humanities funds, and the need for public acknowledgement of foreign cultural concerns by the National Endowment for the Humanities
An American dilemma : the Negro problem and modern democracy by Gunnar Myrdal( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gunnar Myrdal, who has a brilliant international reputation as a social economist, is currently a professor of international economy at the University of Stockholm. Formerly executive secretary of the United Nations Economic Committee for europe and minister of commerce in the Swedish Cabinet, Dr. Myrdal is the author of more than a dozen volumes on economic subjects, including An International Economy (1956), Rich Lands and Poor (1958), and Challenge to Affluence (1963)
Race and U.S. foreign policy during the Cold War( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Africana Studies in Africa and the Diaspora( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Speakers present their views on Africana studies in the age of globalizaion
The history of Alpha Phi Alpha : a tradition of leadership and service by Robert L Harris( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Curriculum report workshop( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Robert Harris lectures about the "requirements" most teachers should meet, and how to incorporate African history correctly into the curriculum by providing possible lesson plans and the importance of each lesson plan. Teachers discuss how to find and utilize resources to enrich their teaching experience
Brown v. Board of Education : race & education 50 years later( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the desegregation of public education in the United States, Cornell University's Africana Studies professor Robert L. Harris delivers an introduction providing a synopsis and offering a historical perspective of the five court cases called Belton v. Gephart, Bolling v. Sharpe, Briggs v. Elliot, Davis v. County Board of Prince County, and Brown v. Board of Education, Topeka, Kansas that were combined for the mementous United States Supreme Court decision of May 17, 1954. Derrick A. Bell argues that schools today remain separate and unequal in funding. Charles Ogletree addresses the plight of our current system of education. Kimberle Crenshaw addresses the relationship between critical race theory and economics, as well as postmodernist perceptions on race
The Columbia guide to African American history since 1939( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Robert Harris provides a reading from the book he co-edited with Rosalyn Terborg-Penn. He also provides insight into the writing of the book
Crisis in black higher education : Africana Studies and Research Center( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Prejudice on campus by Robert L Harris( Recording )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In this, the second annual symposium on civil rights in America, the panelists reflect on the historical and enduring inequalitities in gender, racial and social relations at Cornell. Specific topics discussed include: the misrepresentation in number of Asian Americans at colleges, self-enforced segregation as seen in dining halls, the continuing unfair treatment of homosexuals by the administration (i.e. refusal to approve a gay living unit)
Panel discussion on multiculturalism debate by Charles C McClintock( Recording )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The panel, moderated by McClintock and composed of Cornell faculty, seeks to define the proper place of multi-culturalism in academia. The panelists begin with a review of their backgrounds and an explanation of some of the cultural difficulties they have encountered. All speak in opposition to the earlier remarks of Dinesh D'Souza, and are partially supportive of those of Martin Bernal
Civil rights in America: 1968-1993 by Paisley Currah( Recording )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Currah discusses shifts in the gay rights movement from 1969 to the present. Piedra examines the current state of Latino(a) rights in the U.S. Katzenstein explains the continued presence of the women's movement and feminism. Harris addresses the needs of African-Americans today, arguing that the power of the Civil Rights Movement died with Martin Luther King, Jr. Venables asserts that Native Americans to generate their own definitions and fight for those rights
Robert L. Harris papers by Robert L Harris( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Memorabilia from the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial including a hard hat, a commemorative poster, Founding Sponsor certificate, and two books: "Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial" and "Washington, D.C. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Project Foundation, Inc. 2011 Year in Review: The Dedication." "Building the Dream: A Documentary about Building the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Washington, D.C., Collector's Edition" DVD about Alpha Phi Alpha's role in the building of the memorial, 2011
 
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The Columbia guide to African American history since 1939
Alternative Names
Harris, Robert L.

Languages
English (62)

Covers
African American history in the press : 1851-1899 : from the coming of the Civil War to the rise of Jim Crow as reported and illustrated in selected newspapers of the timeHistoric landmarks of Black AmericaRace and U.S. foreign policy during the Cold War