Exploring Race, Racism, Racialism, and Empowerment: The Importance of Researching and Documenting the Historical Experiences of People of Color at PWIs

Richard M. Breaux, University of Nebraska at Omaha

Presented at the Eighth Annual Conference of People of Color in Predominantly White Institutions, November 17-18, 2003.


The presenter discusses his experience with researching African and African American students' experiences in the archival collections of over 20 public and private PWls. Offers suggestions for research on campuses with little or no such documentation, and discusses the importance of oral history projects and research initiatives to build collections.