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📒African American Leadership ✍ Ronald W. Walters
✏African American Leadership Book Summary : Written by two preeminent scholars of the subject, this book provides a panoramic view of the theory, research, and praxis of African American leadership. Walters and Smith offer a great deal to students of black leadership, as well as important strategy and policy recommendations for black leaders. The book first presents a comprehensive assessment of the social science research literature on black leadership. It finds that older studies (1930s to 1960s) dealt with the nascent formation of leadership theory, where blacks were located predominantly in the context of southern politics and had to adopt a conservative to moderate leadership style. The authors also review and evaluate research on black leadership from the 1970s to the present and suggest attention be given to studies of leadership that involve community level leadership, female leaders, black mayors, and black conservatives. African American Leadership also focuses on the practice of black leadership.
📒Black Leadership ✍ Manning Marable
✏Black Leadership Book Summary : 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 ✍ John Hope Franklin
✏Black Leaders of the Twentieth Century Book Summary : Biographical studies of fifteen twentieth-century black leaders.
📒Black Leaders Of The Nineteenth Century ✍ Leon F. Litwack
✏Black Leaders of the Nineteenth Century Book Summary : Offers profiles of seventeen nineteenth century Black men and women, including Nat Turner, Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglas, and Mary Church Terrell
📒Charisma And The Fictions Of Black Leadership ✍ Erica Renee Edwards
✏Charisma and the Fictions of Black Leadership Book Summary : How a preoccupation with charismatic leadership in African American culture has influenced literature from World War I to the present
📒Black Leadership In America ✍ John White
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📒Whose Black Politics ✍ Andra Gillespie
✏Whose Black Politics Book Summary : The past decade has witnessed the emergence of a new vanguard in African American political leaders. They came of age after Jim Crow segregation and the Civil Rights Movement, they were raised in integrated neighborhoods and educated in majority white institutions, and they are more likely to embrace deracialized campaign and governance strategies. Members of this new cohort, such as Cory Booker, Artur Davis, and Barack Obama, have often publicly clashed with their elders, either in campaigns or over points of policy. And because this generation did not experience codified racism, critics question whether these leaders will even serve the interests of African Americans once in office. With these pressing concerns in mind, this volume uses multiple case studies to probe the implications of the emergence of these new leaders for the future of African American politics. Editor Andra Gillespie establishes a new theoretical framework based on the interaction of three factors: black leaders’ crossover appeal, their political ambition, and connections to the black establishment. She sheds new light on the changing dynamics not only of Black politics but of the current American political scene.
📒Black Leadership For Social Change ✍ Jacob U. Gordon
✏Black Leadership for Social Change Book Summary : 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.
📒Uplifting The Race ✍ Kevin K. Gaines
✏Uplifting the Race Book Summary : Amidst the violent racism prevalent at the turn of the twentieth century, African American cultural elites, struggling to articulate a positive black identity, developed a middle-class ideology of racial uplift. Insisting that they were truly representative of the race's potential, black elites espoused an ethos of self-help and service to the black masses and distinguished themselves from the black majority as agents of civilization; hence the phrase 'uplifting the race.' A central assumption of racial uplift ideology was that African Americans' material and moral progress would diminish white racism. But Kevin Gaines argues that, in its emphasis on class distinctions and patriarchal authority, racial uplift ideology was tied to pejorative notions of racial pathology and thus was limited as a force against white prejudice. Drawing on the work of W. E. B. Du Bois, Anna Julia Cooper, Alice Dunbar-Nelson, Hubert H. Harrison, and others, Gaines focuses on the intersections between race and gender in both racial uplift ideology and black nationalist thought, showing that the meaning of uplift was intensely contested even among those who shared its aims. Ultimately, elite conceptions of the ideology retreated from more democratic visions of uplift as social advancement, leaving a legacy that narrows our conceptions of rights, citizenship, and social justice.
📒Perspectives In Black Politics And Black Leadership ✍ John Davis
✏Perspectives in Black Politics and Black Leadership Book Summary : Perspectives in Black Politics and Black Leadership is an in-depth examination of the central components of Black leadership in regards to three key issues: the problems associated with Black leadership at the elite level (high profile activists); the debate concerning the significance of Black mayors; and the changing role of the Congressional Black caucus (CBC). The examination also explores why these issues are, in the view of some, no longer relevant and require radical attention. In addition, this work analyzes: Black voting behavior in the 2000 presidential election; the continuing significance of Affirmative Action and attempts to dissolve it; and offers critiques of current Black leaders. The study concludes with an exploration of the declining influence of the CBC in the Black community and examines the CBC attempts to influence U.S. foreign policy in a conservative political culture.