Black Leadership for Social Change (Google eBook)

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2000 - History - 242 pages
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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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Contents

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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About the author (2000)

JACOB U. GORDON is Professor of African and African-American Studies and Research Fellow at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas.