A Hand Up: Black Philanthropy and Self-help in America

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Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies Press, 1993 - Social Science - 66 pages
Emmett D. Carson has compiled a concise overview of more than two hundred years of black philanthropy in this nation, from its earliest roots in colonial America to the present. This work discusses some of the key developments, events, and institutions in this rich history and sheds light on the shape and thrust of black philanthropy today through an examination of some of the historical, philosophical, and social forces that have given rise to it. The large role played by church and social organizations in the black community is described in detail.

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Foreword by Eddie N Williams
Early Roots of Black Philanthropy
Black Advocacy

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Emmett D. Carson directed the first national study of black philanthropy at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. He is currently a program officer at the Ford Foundation, where he is responsible for the promotion of philanthropy.

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