Written in the African tradition of collaboration, Social Work and the Black Experience is the first book to incorporate the rich black spiritual and blues traditions for use in work with black individuals and families. The authors build on three concepts: moaning-black pain and grief; mourning-a collective effort to overcome grief; and morning-a new beginning. Students, faculty, and practitioners will find this an extraordinarily moving and useful reference.
• Portrays the experiences of pioneer black social workers in the early 1940s
• Focuses on the helping traditions of black people during the "Great Migration"
Focuses on the experiences of pioneering black social workers during the first four decades of the 20th century as social workers attempted to transform the lives of newly arrived black migrants to the urban North from the rural South, highlighting the attitudes of early black social workers who worked in the National Urban League. Argues that many of the important issues that pioneering social workers failed to resolve in the past because they did not rely on black folk culture are still with us today. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)