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

Overview

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 ...

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Overview

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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Johnnetta B. Cole
Thank goodness for Emmett Carson's valuable study...which gives us the facts and figures to demolish, once and for all, the myth that the black community does not 'help its own'.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781880285022
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • Publication date: 3/16/1993
  • Pages: 74
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction 1
Early Roots of Black Philanthropy 7
The Modern Era: Black Advocacy Comes of Age 23
Philanthropy Today: Building for the Future 35
Conclusion 49
Notes 51
Works Cited 59
About the Author 66
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