The Last Negroes at Harvard: The Class of 1963 and the 18 Young Men Who Changed Harvard Forever

By Garrett, Kent & Jeanne Ellsworth

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9781328879974 9781328880000
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Houghton Harcourt


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Starred Review on October 1, 2019  |  Social Sciences

Garrett was one of 18 young black men who in 1959 enrolled at Harvard. Many of these students were recruited from America's inner cities or Southern towns because of their race and academic achievements. The title refers to the shifts in racial politics that took place around the time this group graduated in 1963. Former TV and film producer Garrett's beautifully written narrative, coauthored by educator Ellsworth, offeres a gripping snapshot of how these students "stood out and blended in" as the lar...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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