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Black Leadership: Four Great American Leaders and the Struggle for Civil Rights Manning Marable

Black Leadership: Four Great American Leaders and the Struggle for Civil Rights

Manning Marable

Published July 1st 1999
ISBN : 9780140281132
Paperback
256 pages
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The history of the black struggle for civil rights land political and economic equality in America is deeply tied to the strategies, agendas, and styles of black leaders. In this compelling work, Manning Marable presents thought-provoking portraitsMoreThe history of the black struggle for civil rights land political and economic equality in America is deeply tied to the strategies, agendas, and styles of black leaders. In this compelling work, Manning Marable presents thought-provoking portraits of some of this centurys most vital black leaders, delving into significant but little-studied aspects of their careers.At the heart of the book are probing examinations of four leaders whose legacies speak to the challenges of race, class, and power: Booker T. Washingtons conservative strategy of accommodation to segregation, Harold Washingtons failure to uproot Chicagos political machine, the nationalist separatism of Louis Farrakhan, and the democratic transformation championed by W.E.B. Du Bois. Cogently argued and lucidly written, Black Leadership goes beyond the rhetoric of racial politics and renews the possibility of lasting cultural change throughout American society.