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W. E. B. Du Bois's "Talented Tenth": A Pioneering Conception of Transformational Leadership


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ISBN-13: 9781929909070
Publisher: Night Star Publisher dba JL Carpenter Design
Publication date: 05/31/2016
Pages: 204
Sales rank: 718,396
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.47(d)

About the Author

Dr. Ella Sloan is a native Texan. A life long learner with multiple leadership skills and talents, Dr. Sloan believes that life experience is the best teacher. She earned her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of San Diego, and both her Master's and Bachelor's degrees from San Diego State University. She has managed to blend her vocational and academic talents into an inspired and inspirational professional career. Her leadership has benefited her community, church, and especially young scholars, whose lives she has had the opportunity to influence, and whom she has watched grow into bright academicians, teachers, businessmen and businesswomen with promising careers across this country.

Dr. Sloan is a recipient of numerous leadership awards, and has served many organizations in a myriad of capacities. Such organizations as the NAACP, National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc. (holding both regional and national offices), and AARP (being a local and state volunteer of the San Diego local chapter) are the back drop and landscape of her continued dedication to being a voice and presence in and beyond her community.

As a former business owner in San Diego, California for over 18 years, she has always carried a passion and thirst for knowledge, and has vied to make that knowledge available as a catalyst for change. She believes in living life fully, and being thankful for all blessings.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
Acknowledgements xiii
Chapter 1
W. E. B. Du Bois's Challenge to America
Introduction 1
Significance of the Study 3
Statement of the Issue 7
W. E. B. Du Bois Emerges as a Leader 10
Methods 13
Primary Sources 14
Secondary Sources 15
Theoretical Framework 15
Chapter 2
The Historical Development of the "Talented Tenth"
Introduction 23
Alexander Crummell 28

Philosophical Debate with
Booker T. Washington 34
The Negro Academy 54
Prelude to the Niagara Movement 61
The Niagara Movement 64
The National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) 71
Summary 88
Chapter 3
The Leadership of W. E. B. Du Bois
Introduction 95
Questions 98
What historical factors led to and influenced
Du Bois's development of the Talented Tenth strategy, and what ethical and moral values are implicit within? 98
What light does the Talented Tenth shed on the issue of how transformational leaders are created? 103
How valid are Du Bois's ideas for solving current problems facing the African
American community, and how valid is the claim that the Talented Tenth is an integrationist theory? 109
What is the significance of Du Bois's proposal of the Talented Tenth for reconceptualizing the idea of
Transformational Leadership, and what can we learn from this theory? 121
Chapter 4
Conclusion 125
Recommendations 134
References 139
Appendix A
A Chronology and Life of
W. E. B. Du Bois 153
Timeline 155
Appendix B
The Policy and By-laws of the
Negro Academy 163

Index 169
About the Author 183
Production Notes 185
Quotations (by first line) 186

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