By: HILL, LENA M. & MICHAEL D. HILL (EDITORS).
University of Iowa Press, Iowa City: 2016.:
Seller ID: 13008X1
Condition: Softcover. Brand new book.
Between the 1930s and 1960s, the University of Iowa sought to assert its modernity, cosmopolitanism, and progressivism through an increased emphasis on the fine and performing arts and athletics. This enhancement coincided with a period when an increasing number of African American students arrived at the university, from both within and outside the state, seeking to take advantage of its relatively liberal racial relations and rising artistic prestige. The presence of accomplished African American students performing in musical concerts, participating in visual art exhibitions, acting on stag... View More...