The Impact And Influence Of HBCUs On The Social Work Profession.
Bowles, Dorcas D. Hopps, June Gary. Clayton, Obie.
Published: Winter 2016
Journal of Social Work Education
Vol. 52, No. 1 , p. 118-132
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Faculties at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCU) have demonstrated stellar contributions to social work, which include early thought and epistemology related to strengths, empowerment, and social justice perspectives; religious orientation; inclusive learning environment, and community-based research. W. E. B. DuBois was the most influential among these HBCU scholars; however, the DuBoisian tradition of scholar as activist must include works of Frazier, Haynes, Young, and others, who fueled discourse on contemporary social problems despite prejudice, discrimination, and Jim Crow. HBCUs provided direction for services to the new Black urban class when the profession was not prepared to do so. They led the profession to use new theoretical ideas, perspectives, and service modes for a new clientele. (Author abstract)
schools of social work; African Americans; cultural competency; diversity; teachers role; empowerment; historical perspective