John Andrew Rice’s Stuck Moment as a Lone Leader

October 18, 2011

His stuck moment: After a string of teaching jobs at various colleges where he was considered a controversial thinker, Rice was fired from Rollins College for criticizing the policies of the president. 

He rallies his resources: Rice called on former faculty from Rollins to help him start up Black Mountain College, a liberal arts school with an emphasis on the “arts.”

Unstuck result: Black Mountain became an avant-garde incubator in the 1940s and 50s, boasting an impressive roster of faculty and alumni, including John Cage, Buckminster Fuller, Arthur Penn, and Cy Twombly.

(All information comes from public sources and does not imply endorsement of Unstuck.)

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