Black Leadership for Social Change / Edition 1

Black Leadership for Social Change / Edition 1

by Jacob U. Gordon
     
 

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

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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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313313967
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/30/2000
Series:
Contributions in Afro-American and African Studies: Contemporary Black Poets Series
Pages:
262
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.63(d)
Lexile:
1310L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Samuel DuBois Cook

Introduction

Theorizing Black Leadership

Defining Black Leadership

Concepts in Black Leadership

Toward a Theoretical Framework

Foundations of Black Leadership

Sources of Black Leadership

The Beginnings of Black Leadership

Black Leadership in the 19th Century: Before the War

Black Leadership in the 19th Century: The Civil War and Its Aftermath

Twentieth Century and Contemporary Black Leadership

Social Movements and Black Leadership

Black Leadership in Education

Black Leadership in Corporate America

Black Leadership in the Community

Black Leadership in the Global Arena

The Future of Black Leadership

References

Appendices

Index

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