Leaving the space better than you found it through song: Music, diversity, and mission in one black student organization
In recounting the history and present dynamics in the Kuumba Singers of Harvard College, Sherry Deckman presents a portrait of what it means to leave a space better than you found it through song. The story of Kuumba-Harvard's oldest black student organization and now its largest multicultural organization-is told through the experiences of Sheldon K. X. Reid, the group's professional director. Issues and tensions of diversity and community surface, and we learn how Kuumba has become a space where lost cultural practices are revived through music to create a campus home and family for members of diverse backgrounds. Copyright © by the President and Fellows of Harvard College.
Harvard Educational Review
Deckman, Sherry L., "Leaving the space better than you found it through song: Music, diversity, and mission in one black student organization" (2013). Faculty Articles Indexed in Scopus. 653.