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Look here to find books, magazines or journals containing articles that you need, videos, and many other resources. In addition to the 14 million volumes we have on this campus, you can connect to over 90 other libraries in Illinois thought the I-Share Collection, and request books be sent to the Main Library where you can pick them up.
NOTE: During this time of COVID-19, we are recommending that our library patrons use electronic books as much as possible. Please see this guide:
Search the catalog using keywords or phrases such as:
student protests in higher education
college student activism
Hint: Retrieve more precise results by putting quotation marks around a phrase, e.g., "campus unrest"
Use Interlibrary Loan to request materials that are not owned by the University of Illinois Library and when you cannot find a copy in I-Share. NOTE: Interlibrary loan for print books can take several weeks.
Below you will find some examples of e-books in the University of Illinois Library catalog on various aspects of student protest in higher education.
Black Power on Campus by
Publication Date: 2003-06-17
Joy Ann Williamson charts the evolution of black consciousness on predominately white American campuses during the critical period between the mid-1960s and mid-1970s, with the Black student movement at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign serving as an illuminating microcosm of similar movements across the country. Drawing on student publications of the late 1960s and early 1970s, as well as interviews with student activists, former administrators, and faculty, Williamson discusses the emergence of Black Power ideology, what constituted "blackness," and notions of self-advancement versus racial solidarity.
The Black Revolution on Campus by
Publication Date: 2012-08-06
The Black Revolution on Campus is the definitive account of an extraordinary but forgotten chapter of the black freedom struggle. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Black students organized hundreds of protests that sparked a period of crackdown, negotiation, and reform that profoundly transformed college life. At stake was the very mission of higher education. Black students demanded that public universities serve their communities; that private universities rethink the mission of elite education; and that black colleges embrace self-determination and resist the threat of integration. Most crucially, black students demanded a role in the definition of scholarly knowledge.
Marching Students by
Publication Date: 2011-02-28
In 1968 over 10,000 Chicana/o high school students in East Los Angeles walked out of their schools in the first major protest against racism and educational inequality staged by Mexican Americans in the United States. They ignited the Mexican-American civil rights movement, which opened the doors to higher education and equal opportunity in employment for Mexican Americans and other Latinos previously excluded. Marching Students is a collaborative effort by Chicana/o scholars in several fields to place the 1968 walkouts and Chicana and Chicano Civil Rights Movement in historical context, highlighting the contribution of Chicana/o educators, students, and community activists to minority education.
Student Activism As a Vehicle for Change on College Campuses: Emerging Research and Opportunities by
Publication Date: 2017-02-22
Civic engagement initiatives and activities are crucial to the progression of modern society. By raising awareness of social issues and problems, citizens can make a greater impact and have their voices be heard. Student Activism as a Vehicle for Change on College Campuses: Emerging Research and Opportunities is a critical source of academic perspectives on contemporary activism and protests from the college student population. Including a range of pertinent topics such as discrimination, school administration, and technology-based activism, this book is ideally designed for educators, professionals, researchers, academics, and students interested in current practices of activism at higher education institutions.