Scholarship - Eddie R. Cole
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Books and Articles



Eddie R. ColeThe Campus Color Line: College Presidents and the Struggle for Black Freedom (Princeton University Press, 2020). Order book here.



Nadrea R. Njoku and Eddie R. Cole. “To Give Up the Little Kingdoms”: The Black College and the Gains and Losses of Desegregation. Journal of African American History (2024).


Eddie R. Cole. Race at the Top: Historical Insights on the College Presidency and Racial Inequities. Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning (2020). Read article here.


Eddie R. Cole. College Presidents and Black Student Protests: A Historical Perspective on the Image of Racial Inclusion and the Reality of Exclusion. Peabody Journal of Education (2018). Read article here.


Eddie R. Cole and Shaun R. Harper. Race and Rhetoric. An Analysis of College Presidents’ Statements on Campus Racial Incidents. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education. (2017). Read article here.




Eddie R. Cole. Presidential Responses to Campus Racism: A Historical Perspective. In Kofi Lomotey and William A. Smith, Racial Crisis in American Higher Education, Third Edition (2023). Order book here.


Eddie R. Cole. Words of Action: The Speeches of President Alfonso Elder and the North Carolina Student Movement, 1960-1964. In D. Danns, M. Purdy, & C. Span (Eds.), Using Past as Prologue: Contemporary Perspectives on African American Educational History (2015). Order book here.