New “DIY/DEI” Edition Highlights Black Collegiate Experience


NC State Libraries and the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity present the second edition of our “DIY/DEI” resource series of curated DEI resources from the campus community. These virtual resources encourages flexible knowledge acquisition by anyone at any time.

This issue of DIY/DEI features a selection of resources across formats that illuminate the Black experience in higher education. Looking at both historically Black and predominantly white institutions, this resource list explores the long and rich history of being Black at those institutions. These resources have been curated to increase understanding of this complicated experience, which continues to play a critical role in the country’s history. The list was curated by Hanna Amme and Cynthia Levine.


Black space : negotiating race, diversity, and belonging in the ivory towerBlack space: Negotiating race, diversity and belonging in the ivory tower,
Sherry L. Deckman, 2022.
This work illuminates ways administrators, faculty, student affairs staff and indeed, students themselves, might productively address issues of difference and anti-Blackness for the purpose of fostering critically inclusive campus environments.

The last negroes at Harvard: the class of 1963 and the eighteen young men who changed Harvard foreverThe last negroes at Harvard: The class of 1963 and the eighteen young men who changed Harvard forever,
Kent Garrett and Jeanne Ellsworth, 2020.
Part memoir, part group portrait and part narrative history of the intersection between the civil rights movement and higher education, this is the remarkable story of brilliant, singular boys whose identities were changed at and by Harvard, and who, in turn, changed Harvard.

The impacts of racism and bias on black people pursuing careers in science, engineering, and medicine : proceedings of a workshopThe impacts of racism and bias on Black people pursuing careers in science, engineering, and medicine: Proceedings of a workshop,
Cato T. Laurencin, ed., 2020.
Proceedings of a workshop to identify key levers, drivers and disruptors in government, industry, health care and higher education, where actions can have the most impact on increasing the participation of Black men and Black women in science, medicine and engineering.