Pub. date: 2010 | Online Pub. Date: December 15, 2009 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412971966 | Print ISBN: 9781412940504 | Online ISBN: 9781412971966| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
Institute of the Black World
Kefentse K. Chike
The Institute of the Black World (IBW) was an African American think tank that emerged out of the Black power movement and the movement for African American studies of the 1960s. IBW was established in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1969. At its inception, the fulltime and research staff and Fall Seminars of the Institute of The Black World included Dr. Vincent Harding, chairman and historian; Lerone Bennett, historian and Ebony Magazine senior editor; Chester Davis, professor of education; Dr. Stephen Henderson, professor of English; Dr. Joyce Ladner, professor of sociology; Dr. William Strickland, professor of history; Dr. Sterling Stuckey, professor of history; and Dr. Robert Browne, professor of economics. In addition to its research component, the institute also offered several African American studies-oriented classes. The listed class offerings during the fall of 1969 included Black Reconstruction in America; Building Black Curriculum in Public Schools; Blues, Soul and Black Identity; The Socialization ...