Kentucky State University President M. Christopher Brown II released his 17th book Tuesday, March 27 that examines colleges and universities around the world with a majority of African, African-American and other black-designated student populations. While campuses like Kentucky State, Howard, Morehouse, and Florida A & M dominate the national discussion, there are also similar universities on the African continent, South America, and across the Caribbean.

The book, Black Colleges Across the Diaspora: Global Perspectives on Race and Stratification in Postsecondary Education, confirms that black colleges and universities create academic and social environments where different races, sexes and cultures, languages, nationalities and citizenship status coexist, enabling academic achievement, civic engagement and colonial resistance.

Kentucky State University was recognized earlier this year as the most diverse historically black collegiate institution in the United States. Published data confirmed that both student and staff compositions are at the statistical midpoint.

“Kentucky State is uniquely positioned to demonstrate for the higher education community how an institution can celebrate its institutional history, maintain cultural relevance and simultaneously chart a new future of excellence and inclusion.  The research in my new book provides a framework for understanding the distinct functions of institutional effectiveness, racial history, and social structures in providing high-quality educational experiences for all learners,” President Brown said.

Black Colleges Across the Diaspora: Global Perspectives on Race and Stratification in Postsecondary Education, co-edited by T. Elon Dancy II and published by the Emerald Group, is available today on Google books and other vendors.