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

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

by Raymond Gavins
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0822313391

ISBN-13: 9780822313397

Pub. Date: 02/16/1993

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822313397
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
02/16/1993
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
5.59(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.73(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

New Preface,
Preface,
I. Formative Years and After,
II. Union, Moore Street, and Richmond Negroes,
III. The "Gloomy Dean",
IV. Race Relations,
V. Fighting at Home,
VI. Dialogue Off-Key,
VII. Age and Isolation,
VIII. An Evaluation,
Bibliography,
Index,

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