A History of African-American Leadership

Author: John White,Bruce J. Dierenfield

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317866231

Category: History

Page: 408

View: 3768

The story of black emancipation is one of the most dramatic themes of American history, covering racism, murder, poverty and extreme heroism. Figures such as Malcolm X and Martin Luther King are the demigods of the freedom movements, both film and household figures. This major text explores the African-American experience of the twentieth century with particular reference to six outstanding race leaders. Their philosophies and strategies for racial advancement are compared and set against the historical framework and constraints within which they functioned. The book also examines the 'grass roots' of black protest movements in America, paying particular attention to the major civil rights organizations as well as black separatist groups such as the Nation of Islam.

A History of African-American Leadership

Author: Bruce J. Dierenfield

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781317866220

Category: African American leadership

Page: 415

View: 2392

The story of black emancipation is one of the most dramatic themes of American history, covering racism, murder, poverty and extreme heroism. Figures such as Malcolm X and Martin Luther King are the demigods of the freedom movements, both film and household figures. This major text explores the African-American experience of the twentieth century with particular reference to six outstanding race leaders. Their philosophies and strategies for racial advancement are compared and set against the historical framework and constraints within which they functioned. The book also exami.

Bibliography of African American Leadership

An Annotated Guide

Author: Ronald W. Walters,Cedric Johnson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313313141

Category: Political Science

Page: 279

View: 9978

Presents the scholarship on African American leadership as part of the larger dynamic of leadership studies.

Black Leadership

Author: Manning Marable

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231500296

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 7669

The history of the black struggle for civil rights and political and economic equality in America is tied to the strategies, agendas, and styles of black leaders. Marable examines different models of black leadership and the figures who embody them: integration (Booker T. Washington, Harold Washington), nationalist separatism (Louis Farrakhan), and democratic transformation (W.E.B. Du Bois).

Black Leaders of the Twentieth Century

Author: John Hope Franklin,August Meier

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252009396

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 372

View: 9718

Biographical studies of fifteen twentieth-century black leaders.

Yes We Did?

From King's Dream to Obama's Promise

Author: Cynthia Griggs Fleming

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813139317

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 4811

Barack Obama's presidential victory demonstrated unprecedented racial progress on a national level. Not since the civil rights legislation of the 1960s has the United States seen such remarkable advances. During Obama's historic campaign, however, prominent African Americans voiced concern about his candidacy, demonstrating a divided agenda among black political leaders. The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. changed perceptions about the nature of African American leadership. In Yes We Did?, Cynthia Fleming examines the expansion of black leadership from grassroots to the national arena, beginning with Booker T. Washington and W. E. B. DuBois and progressing through contemporary leaders including Harold Ford Jr., Louis Farrakhan, Jesse Jackson Jr., and Barack Obama. She emphasizes socioeconomic status, female black leadership, media influence, black conservatism, and generational conflict. Fleming had unprecedented access to a wide range of activists, including Carol Mosley Braun, Al Sharpton, and John Hope Franklin. She deftly maps the history of black leadership in America, illuminating both lingering disadvantages and obstacles that developed after the civil rights movement. Among those interviewed were community activists and scholars, as well as former freedom riders, sit-in activists, and others who were intimately involved in the civil rights struggle and close to Dr. King. Their personal accounts reflect the diverse viewpoints of the black community and offer a new understanding of the history of African American leadership, its current status, and its uncertain future.

Faith, Culture, and Leadership

A History of the Black Church in Boston

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: African American churches

Page: 56

View: 3798

Servants of the People

The 1960s Legacy of African-American Leadership

Author: Lea E. Williams

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312176846

Category: History

Page: 252

View: 5308

Beginning with the 1954 "Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court case, this book traces the lives of six American civil rights leaders as they willingly risk their lives for the civil rights cause: A. Philip Randolph, Frederick D. Patterson, Thurgood Marshall, Whitney M. Young, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., and Fannie Lou Hamer.

Hidden Figures - Unerkannte Heldinnen

Author: Margot Lee Shetterly

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 3959676433

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 9321

1943 stellt das Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory der NACA,die später zur NASA wird, erstmalig afroamerikanische Frauen ein. "Menschliche Rechner" - unter ihnen Dorothy Vaughan, die 1953 Vorgesetzte der brillanten afroamerikanischen Mathematikerin Katherine Johnson wird. Trotz Diskriminierung und Vorurteilen, treiben sie die Forschungen der NASA voran und Katherine Johnsons Berechnungen werden maßgeblich für den Erfolg der Apollo-Missionen. Dies ist ihre Geschichte. "Mit dieser unglaublich mitreißenden und vielschichtigen Erzählung zeigt Shetterly ihr Können. Die Geschichte begeistert in allen Aspekten." Booklist

Encyclopedia of African American Business: Updated and Revised Edition, 2nd Edition [2 volumes]

Author: Jessie Carney Smith

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440850283

Category: Social Science

Page: 928

View: 4276

This two-volume set showcases the achievements of African American entrepreneurs and the various businesses that they founded, developed, or promote as well as the accomplishments of many African American leaders—both those whose work is well-known and other achievers who have been neglected in history. • Provides a broad overview of the development of African American business and business leaders, from the beginning of black life in America through the present • Demonstrates that African Americans developed self-sufficiency early on despite rampant racism and legal restrictions and how their efforts and accomplishments impacted the economy • Identifies many women African American business leaders • Introduces readers to the success of African American entrepreneurs beyond American shores • Shows the influence of social media on the shaping of businesses in the modern context

Encyclopedia of African-American culture and history

the Black experience in the Americas

Author: Colin A. Palmer,Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Publisher: MacMillan Reference Library

ISBN: 9780028658209

Category: History

Page: 2746

View: 4877

Contains primary source material.

Coca-Colonisation und Kalter Krieg

die Kulturmission der USA in Österreich nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg

Author: Reinhold Wagnleitner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Propaganda, American

Page: 435

View: 1530

Rebels in Law

Voices in History of Black Women Lawyers

Author: John Clay Smith

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472086467

Category: History

Page: 323

View: 2330

The reflections on their lives in law of pioneer black women lawyers

A History of the African American People

The History, Traditions & Culture of African Americans

Author: James Oliver Horton,Lois E. Horton

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814326978

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 7861

Examines the social and communal history of African Americans from 1650 through 1995

To Make Our World Anew: A History of African Americans

Author: Robin D. G. Kelley,Earl Lewis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199938091

Category: Social Science

Page: 688

View: 877

Written by the most prominent of the new generation of historians, this superb volume offers the most up-to-date and authoritative account available of African-American history, ranging from the first Africans brought as slaves into the Americas, to todays black filmmakers and politicians. Here is a panoramic view of African American life, rich in gripping first-person accounts and short character sketches that invite readers to relive history as African Americans experienced it. We begin in Africa, with the growth of the slave trade, and follow the forced migration of what is estimated to be between ten and twenty million people, witnessing the terrible human cost of slavery in the colonies of England and Spain. We read of the Haitian Revolution, which ended victoriously in 1804 with the birth of the first independent black nation in the New World, and of slave rebellions and resistance in the United States in the years leading up to the Civil War. There are vivid accounts of the Civil War and Reconstruction years, the backlash of notorious Jim Crow laws and mob lynchings, and the founding of key black educational institutions. The contributors also trace the migration of blacks to the major cities, the birth of the Harlem Renaissance, the hardships of the Great Depression and the service of African Americans in World War II, the struggle for Civil Rights in the 1950s and 60s, and the emergence of todays black middle class. From Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass to Martin Luther King, Jr., and Louis Farrakhan, To Make Our World Anew is an unforgettable portrait of a people.

African American Fraternities and Sororities

The Legacy and the Vision

Author: Tamara Brown

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813172039

Category: Education

Page: 512

View: 903

African American Fraternities and Sororities: The Legacy and the Vision explores the rich past and bright future of the nine Black Greek-Letter organizations that make up the National Pan-Hellenic Council. In the long tradition of African American benevolent and secret societies, intercollegiate African American fraternities and sororities have strong traditions of fostering brotherhood and sisterhood among their members, exerting considerable influence in the African American community, and being on the forefront of civic action, community service, and philanthropy. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Toni Morrison, Arthur Ashe, Carol Moseley Braun, Bill Cosby, Sarah Vaughan, George Washington Carver, Hattie McDaniel , and Bobby Rush are among the many trailblazing members of these organizations. The rolls of African American fraternities and sororities serve as a veritable who’s who among African American leadership in the United States and abroad. African American Fraternities and Sororities places the history of these organizations in context, linking them to other movements and organizations that predated them and tying their history to one of the most important eras of United States history—the Civil Rights struggle. African American Fraternities and Sororities explores various cultural aspects of these organizations such as auxilliary groups, branding, calls, stepping, and the unique role of African American sororities. It also explores such contemporary issues as sexual aggression and alcohol use, college adjustment, and pledging, and provides a critique of Spike Lee’s film School Daze, the only major motion picture to portray African American fraternities and sororities as a central theme. The year 2006 will mark the centennial anniversary of the intercollegiate African American fraternity and sorority movement. Yet, to date, little scholarly attention has been paid to these organizations and the men and women who founded and perpetuated them. African American Fraternities and Sororities reveals the vital social and political functions of these organizations and places them within the history of not only the African American community but the nation as a whole.

A History of Black Baptists

Author: Leroy Fitts

Publisher: B & H Academic

ISBN: 9780805465808

Category: Religion

Page: 368

View: 817

A comprehensive study of African-American Baptist history and the key role played in the development of Christianity in America.

History and Memory in African-American Culture

Author: Genevieve Fabre,Robert O'Meally

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198024552

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

View: 4199

As Nathan Huggins once stated, altering American history to account fully for the nation's black voices would change the tone and meaning--the frame and the substance--of the entire story. Rather than a sort of Pilgrim's Progress tale of bold ascent and triumph, American history with the black parts told in full would be transmuted into an existential tragedy, closer, Huggins said, to Sartre's No Exit than to the vision of life in Bunyan. The relation between memory and history has received increasing attention both from historians and from literary critics. In this volume, a group of leading scholars has come together to examine the role of historical consciousness and imagination in African-American culture. The result is a complex picture of the dynamic ways in which African-American historical identity constantly invents and transmits itself in literature, art, oral documents, and performances. Each of the scholars represented has chosen a different "site of memory"--from a variety of historical and geographical points, and from different ideological, theoretical, and artistic perspectives. Yet the book is unified by a common concern with the construction of an emerging African-American cultural memory. The renowned group of contributors, including Hazel Carby, Werner Sollors, V?v? Clark, Catherine Clinton, and Nellie McKay, among others, consists of participants of the five-year series of conferences at the DuBois Institute at Harvard University, from which this collection originated. Conducted under the leadership of Genevi?ve Fabre, Melvin Dixon, and the late Nathan Huggins, the conferences--and as a result, this book--represent something of a cultural moment themselves, and scholars and students of American and African-American literature and history will be richer as a result.

African Americans at the Crossroads

The Restructuring of Black Leadership and the 1992 Elections

Author: Clarence Lusane

Publisher: South End Press

ISBN: 9780896084681

Category: History

Page: 262

View: 5193

'Clarence Lusane is one of America's most thoughtful and critical thinkers on issues of race, class and power. African Americans at the Crossroads represents an important contribution to the literature on African-American politics and the future of American race relations. I enthusiastically recommend this book to scholars and community activists alike.' Manning Marable, author of How Capitalism Underdeveloped Black AmericaClarence Lusane uses the 1992 elections as a prism to explore Black community leadership and offers a long-term vision of Black empowerment and resistance, inside and outside the electoral arena.