The Big Sea: An Autobiography - Alma Mater—Post Script Summary & Analysis

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Alma Mater—Post Script Summary and Analysis

During his senior year at Lincoln College, Langston is required to do a comprehensive project on some aspect of human life. Langston chooses his own college campus as a research topic, and polls his fellow students as to what they think of the way things are run. Langston shows that a majority of the students believe that it is good that the faculty and board of trustees are all white. In fact, many students openly say that they do not think that black people can be good teachers, simply because they are morally, mentally, or culturally inferior. Langston exposes this attitude, and points out to any readers that the purpose of Lincoln College is supposedly to train black leaders. Langston suggests that every college should have a mix of black and white faculty...

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