Black Leadership for Social Change / Edition 1

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Overview

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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Explores various dimensions of black leadership within the context of American history and the continuing struggle of blacks to achieve freedom and justice, focusing on the vision and criteria of black leadership. Sets out a theoretical framework, then describes the foundations of black leadership, looking at periods before and after the Civil War. Looks at 20th century social movements and black leadership, then discusses black leadership in education, in corporate America, in the community, and in the global arena. Gordon is professor of African and African-American studies and research fellow at the University of Kansas. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Meet the Author

JACOB U. GORDON is Professor of African and African-American Studies and Research Fellow at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas. He is the editor of The African-American Male: An Annotated Bibliography (Greenwood, 1999).

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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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