Black Leadership for Social Change

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2000 - Всего страниц: 242


This book presents a comprehensive overview of Black leadership in every aspect of American life, including movements for social justice, education, business, and politics. In the quest for human rights and social advancement, African-American leaders have emerged to lead the fight to overcome racial and economic barriers. This struggle has influenced the exercise of Black leadership in many other areas and the author uses an interdisciplinary approach to reveal the changes, continuities, and variety of African-American approaches to effective leadership. The book also suggests a theoretical framework for future research on the impact of Black leadership in America.

A wide range of issues are considered in this volume, beginning with the definition of leadership and the concept of Black leadership. Gordon then considers outstanding examples of Black leadership in contemporary America in a variety of fields. Scholars and students in history, political science, and ethnic studies will find this an important resource for understanding Black leadership and its impact on American life.

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Foreword
ix
Acknowledgments
xi
Black Leadership for Social Change
xiii
Defining Black Leadership
3
Concepts in Black Leadership
19
Toward a Theoretical Framework
27
Sources of Black Leadership
41
The Beginnings of Black Leadership
57
Social Movements and Black Leadership
101
Black Leadership in Education
133
Black Leadership in Corporate America
151
Black Leadership in the Community
163
Black Leadership in the Global Arena
173
The Future of Black Leadership
189
Appendices
209
References
229

Black Leadership in the Nineteenth Century Before the War
73
Black Leadership in the Nineteenth Century The Civil War and Its Aftermath
83

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Стр. 30 - It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one's self through the eyes of others, of measuring one's soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity. One ever feels his two-ness — an American, a negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two warring ideals in one dark body whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder.
Стр. 141 - Such considerations apply with added force to children in grade and high schools. To separate them from others of similar age and qualifications solely because of their race generates a feeling of inferiority as to their status in the community that may affect their hearts and minds in a way unlikely ever to be undone.
Стр. 97 - If there is no struggle there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom and yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters.
Стр. 141 - We conclude that in the field of public education the doctrine of "separate but equal" has no place. Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal. Therefore, we hold that the plaintiffs and others similarly situated for whom the actions have been brought are, by reason of the segregation complained of, deprived of the equal protection of the laws guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment.
Стр. 52 - We will not be satisfied to take one jot or tittle less than our full manhood rights. We claim for ourselves every single right that belongs to a freeborn American, political, civil, and social; and until we get these rights we will never cease to protest and assail the ears of America.
Стр. 70 - No body wishes more than I do to see such proofs as you exhibit, that nature has given to our black brethren talents equal to those of the other colors of men, and that the appearance of a want of them is owing merely to the degraded condition of their existence, both in Africa and America.
Стр. 70 - ... to what it ought to be, as far as the imbecility of their present existence, and other circumstances, which cannot be neglected, will admit.

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JACOB U. GORDON is Professor of African and African-American Studies and Research Fellow at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas. He is the editor of The African-American Male: An Annotated Bibliography (Greenwood, 1999).

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