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African American Leadership : An Empowerment Tradition in Social Welfare History - Iris Carlton-LaNey

African American Leadership

An Empowerment Tradition in Social Welfare History

Paperback Published: 1st April 2001
ISBN: 9780871013170
Number Of Pages: 240

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For far too long, the huge contribution of African Americans to the social work profession has been relegated to little more than a footnote. The truth is, these forward-thinking individuals enhanced the quality of life within and outside their communities for generations. Their stories have never been told. Until now. Sixteen painstakingly researched chapters, written by social workers, highlight the distinct roles of African American social work pioneers from the 1890s through the 1940s. The book discusses the birth of social welfare activities, both informal and formal, and introduces founding members of organizations such as the National Urban League and the National Association of Colored Women. Written from a social work perspective and framed within a historical context, these profiles and their accompanying lessons help today's practitioner make the connection to current issues.

Introduction and Overview; Victoria Earle Matthews: Residence and Reform; African Americans and Social Work in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1900-1930; Birdye Henrietta Haynes: A Pioneer Settlement House Worker; Margaret Murray Washington: Organizer of Rural African American Women; Marcus Garvey and Community Development via the UNIA; Ida B. Wells-Barnett: An Uncompromising Style; Lawrence A. Oxley: Defining State Public Welfare among African Americans; George Edmund Haynes and Elizabeth Ross Haynes: Empowerment Practice among African American Social Welfare Pioneers; Janie Porter Barrett and the Virginia Industrial School for Colored Girls: Community Response to the Needs of African American Children; Eugene Kinckle Jones: A Statesman for the Times; Mary Church Terrell and Her Mission: Giving Decades of Quiet Service; Thyra J. Edwards: Internationalist Social Worker; Sarah Collins Fernandis and Her Hidden Work; E. Franklin Frazier and Social Work: Unity and Conflict; Historic Development of African American Child Welfare Services; Traditional Helping Roles of Older African American Woman: The Concept of Self-Help.

ISBN: 9780871013170
ISBN-10: 0871013177
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st April 2001
Publisher: NASW Press,US
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.78  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.48

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