A White-collar Profession: African American Certified Public Accountants Since 1921

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Univ of North Carolina Press, 2002 - Social Science - 216 pages
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Among the major professions, certified public accountancy has the most severe underrepresentation of African Americans: less than one percent of CPAs are black. Theresa Hammond explores the history behind this statistic and chronicles the courage and dete
 

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Contents

The Whitest Profession
1
The Firsters
8
The Black Metropolis
28
Postwar CPAs Overcoming Barriers
45
The 19605 Decade of Change
67
Accounting Programs at Black Colleges
95
The Momentum Is Lost
114
Entering a New Century
136
The First 100 African American CPAs
147
Notes
151
Bibliography
189
Index
203
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Theresa A. Hammond is associate professor of accounting and Ernst and Young Research Fellow in Diversity Studies at the Wallace E. Carroll School of Management at Boston College.

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