The Perils and Prospects of Southern Black Leadership: Gordon Blaine Hancock, 1884-1970 / Edition 1

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The Perils and Prospects of Southern Black Leadership fills an important gap in uncovering the history of southern black leaders between the death of Booker T. Washington and the rise of Martin Luther King, Jr. Originally published to critical acclaim in 1977 (Duke University Press), and now available in paperback with a new preface by the author, this book provides an intellectual biography of Gordon Blaine Hancock, a Virginia educator, journalist, and minister whose writings and speeches on race relations were widely influential in the South in the thirty years prior to the Brown decision of 1954. In showing how Hancock faced his generation's main dilemma—how to end Jim Crow and ensure integration without abandoning ideals of black identity, independence, and solidarity—Raymond Gavins's biography illuminates the history of African Americans and race relations in America.

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st:Reprint of the work originally published in 1977 by Duke U. Press (and cited in BCL3). Contains a new preface. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780822313397
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/1993
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 190
  • Product dimensions: 5.59 (w) x 8.52 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Table of Contents

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Preface
I Formative Years and After 3
II Union, Moore Street, and Richmond Negros 22
III The "Gloomy Dean" 51
IV Race Relations 76
V Fighting at Home 100
VI Dialogue Off-Key 128
VII Age and Isolation 161
VIII An Evaluation 180
Bibliography 191
Index 210
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