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
Black Collegian, The
Barbara Bealor Hines
Starting out as a family publication founded in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, by a young college professor, The Black Collegian has become the central publication of a media company. The magazine focuses on career preparation and job seeking for African Americans. Since Hurricane Katrina damaged its New Orleans headquarters, the publication has reached its audience primarily through its Web site. This entry describes the historical circumstances leading up to the founding of The Black Collegian and the contemporary developments related to the publication. In 1970, the civil rights movement was at its height; the arts community was enjoying wide support and growth. For many, the African American arts movement redefined what it meant to be African American. In cities like New York, Baton Rouge, and New Orleans, the arts and education communities helped to shape the leadership structure civil rights. The African American arts movement of the 1960s paralleled the civil ...