There have been many political debates on the campuses of elite universities over the years. Often students have effectively led movements that mirror off-campus struggles. One great example of that is how black student movements historically used their positions within elite Ivy League schools to demand change.
A new book about the black-student led movements for civil rights and black power tells that story.
GUEST: Stefan M. Bradley is Associate Professor and Chair in the Department of African American Studies at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. He is author of Harlem vs. Columbia University: Black Student Power in the Late 1960s and co-editor of Alpha Phi Alpha: A Legacy of Greatness, The Demands of Transcendence. His new book is called Upending the Ivory Tower: Civil Rights, Black Power, and the Ivy League.