Servants Of The People / Edition 2

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Beginning with the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court case, which forced the integration of public schools in the South, Servants of the People follows the lives of six such leaders as they willingly risk their lives for the civil rights cause: A. Philip Randolph, Frederick D. Patterson, Thurgood Marshall, Whitney M. Young, Adam Clayton Powell Jr., and Fannie Lou Hamer. In these fascinating profiles of six individuals who devoted their lives to service, Williams reveals the rich legacy of servant leadership that they embodied. Servants of the People paints a powerful portrait of an entire generation and those who came forth to lead them in the struggle for basic civil rights, recapturing their legacy and drawing valuable lessons for today's leaders.
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Editorial Reviews

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Praise for the first edition:

"An informative and illuminating study of African-American leaders in the Sixties . . . A fascinating journey through the lives of those who gave the Civil Rights movement its foundation." --Library Journal

"A helpful supplement where leadership issues are being debated." --Booklist

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230606333
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 12/1/2008
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Lea E. Williams is an independent scholar living in Greensboro, North Carolina who lectures on African American leadership during the civil rights movement. She is the former executive director of the Women’s Leadership Institute at Bennett College and the National African-American Women’s Leadership Institute, Inc. Awards and honors include the Woman of Achievement Award in Education of the Greensboro Commission on the Status of Women and the Hilda A. Davis Award for Educational Leadership of the National Association for Women in Education. Currently she is a senior administrator at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

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Table of Contents

Introduction to the Revised Edition: Reflections a Decade Later * Dynamic Times Call for Dynamic Leaders * Leadership Defined
• A. Philip Randolph: Dean of Black Civil Rights Leaders * Frederick D. Patterson: Leading by Precept and Example
• Thurgood Marshall: A Drum Major for Justice * Whitney M. Young Jr. and Vanguard Leadership
• Adam Clayton Powell Jr.: The Uses and Abuses of Charismatic Power
• Fannie Lou Hamer: The Voice of a Servant-Leader
• Making a Life, Not Making a Living: The Servant Leadership of Ella Baker
• Teacher, Advocate, Trailblazer: The Living Legacy of Septima Poinsette Clark *PART V: CONCLUSIONS
• Whence and Wherefore
• Claiming the Legacy: Leadership for the Twenty-first Century

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