June 19, 1991
Ph.D. Program Stirs Debate on the Future of Black Studies
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -- When Adeniyi A. Coker got his doctorate from Temple University last month, he became the first graduate of the nation's only Ph.D. program in black studies.
Like Temple's program, which is also distinctive because of its Afrocentric approach to the curriculum, Mr. Coker's achievement has drawn mixed reviews. He has found himself in demand, but also on the defensive. He has received job offers and accolades from academics who consider Temple's