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The Black Church Confronts the HIV/AIDS Crisis

Andrew Billingsley

in Mighty Like a River: The Black Church and Social Reform

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195161793
eISBN:
9780199849512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161793.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the participation of the black church in the HIV/AIDS crisis. Some churches, such as the First A.M.E. Church of Los Angeles, actively promote the use of condoms as part of ... More


Respectability and Representation: Black Freemasonry, Race, and Early Free Black Leadership1

Chernoh M. Sesay

in Black Knowledges/Black Struggles: Essays in Critical Epistemology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381724
eISBN:
9781781382257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381724.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter traces the discourses of African Lodge No. 459, the first Black Masonic lodge in the US. It argues that as part of the ‘first generation of Black leadership’ in the post ... More


Black Nationalism and Interracialism in the Young Women's Christian Association

Kate Dossett

in Bridging Race Divides: Black Nationalism, Feminism, and Integration in the United States, 1896-1935

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813031408
eISBN:
9780813039282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813031408.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the Africa American women who worked within the assumed interracial Young Women's Christian Association at both the local Colored Branch in New York City and the national ... More


Restaging the Charismatic Scenario: Fictions of African American Leadership

Erica R. Edwards

in Charisma and the Fictions of Black Leadership

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675456
eISBN:
9781452947488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675456.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter situates the twentieth-century cultural complex of black charismatic leadership within the making of post-Reconstruction black political culture. In African American political culture ... More


“Cyanide in the Kool-Aid”: Black Politics and Popular Cultureafter Civil Rights

Erica R. Edwards

in Charisma and the Fictions of Black Leadership

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675456
eISBN:
9781452947488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675456.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter presents how curiosity, manifested in particular through parody, weds the conceptual work of contesting charisma to the playful questioning embedded in the formal workings of African ... More


The Origins of the Black Student Leadership Network

Sekou M. Franklin

in After the Rebellion: Black Youth, Social Movement Activism, and the Post-Civil Rights Generation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814789384
eISBN:
9780814760611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814789384.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the activities of the Black Student Leadership Network (BSLN) from 1991 to 1996. It first describes the BSLN's parent organizations, the Black Community Crusade for Children ... More


Black Mayors and Black Progress: The Limits of Black Political Power

Tom Adam Davies

in Mainstreaming Black Power

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520292109
eISBN:
9780520965645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292109.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter assesses how African Americans fared under black political leadership during the 1970s. After first exploring the upsurge in the number of black elected officials from the mid-1960s ... More


Organizing for Change

Sekou M. Franklin

in After the Rebellion: Black Youth, Social Movement Activism, and the Post-Civil Rights Generation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814789384
eISBN:
9780814760611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814789384.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter extends the discussion of the actions of the Black Student Leadership Network (BSLN) by highlighting the group's activities from 1993 to 1996. It specifically analyzes three organizing ... More


Racial Violence and the Crisis of Black Elite Leadership

Preston H. Smith

in Racial Democracy and the Black Metropolis: Housing Policy in Postwar Chicago

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816637027
eISBN:
9781452945811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816637027.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter examines the crisis of black civic leadership in Chicago over its failure to stop whites’ violence against black citizens seeking housing in white neighborhoods. Housing-based racial ... More


“All He Gave Me Was a Foot”: Black Technocrats, Richmond’s Urban Woes, and the Crisis of the Crusade for Voters

Julian Maxwell Hayter

in The Dream Is Lost: Voting Rights and the Politics of Race in Richmond, Virginia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813169484
eISBN:
9780813169972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813169484.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 5 describes how structural forces beyond the realm of politics led to fissures in black leadership. Urban retrenchment, rising poverty and crime, and the persistence of residential ... More


The Collapse of the Black Student Leadership Network

Sekou M. Franklin

in After the Rebellion: Black Youth, Social Movement Activism, and the Post-Civil Rights Generation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814789384
eISBN:
9780814760611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814789384.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the intergroup tensions among the Children's Defense Fund (CDF), Black Community Crusade for Children (BCCC), and Black Student Leadership Network (BSLN), as well as the ... More


Moses, Monster of the Mountain: Gendered Violence in Zora Neale Hurston’s Gothic

Erica R. Edwards

in Charisma and the Fictions of Black Leadership

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675456
eISBN:
9781452947488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675456.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter discusses Zora Neale Hurston’s novel Moses, Man of the Mountain as an example of African American narrative fiction which uses an arching of contestation that restages the charismatic ... More


“Our elevation must be the result of self-efforts, and work of our own hands”: Martin R. Delany and the Role of Self-Help and Emigration in Black Uplift

Beverly C. Tomek

in Colonization and Its Discontents: Emancipation, Emigration, and Antislavery in Antebellum Pennsylvania

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814783481
eISBN:
9780814784433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814783481.003.0007
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter focuses on Pittsburgh's Martin R. Delany, who advocated a black-led back-to-Africa movement much like the one proposed first by James Forten and Paul Cuffee, and then developed by ... More


The New Black Politician: Cory Booker, Newark, and Post-Racial America

Andra Gillespie

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732441
eISBN:
9780814738689
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732441.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

At the beginning of the 21st century, a vanguard of young, affluent black leadership has emerged, often clashing with older generations of black leadership for power. The 2002 Newark mayoral race, ... More


From the Courtroom to the Street: Black Activism in Prince Edward

in Southern Stalemate: Five Years without Public Education in Prince Edward County, Virginia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226063898
eISBN:
9780226063911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226063911.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter investigates the strengths and limitations of legal mobilization strategies to forge social change. It evaluates the gap in the use of directaction techniques by Prince Edward blacks ... More


William Melvin Kelley’s A Different Drummer and the Silence of Blackness

Stephanie Li

in Playing in the White: Black Writers, White Subjects

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199398881
eISBN:
9780199398904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199398881.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter examines Kelley’s first novel, which describes the spontaneous mass exodus of the entire black population from an imaginary southern state. A Different Drummer explores how whites ... More


Persona Non Grata: Jane Bolin and the NAACP, 1931–50

Jacqueline A. McLeod

in Daughter of the Empire State: The Life of Judge Jane Bolin

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036576
eISBN:
9780252093616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036576.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter considers Jane Bolin's service within the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), her relationship with the NAACP's national leadership, and how she became ... More


Selecting the FDP Candidates from Holmes, January–June 1967

Sue [Lorenzi] Sojourner and Cheryl Reitan

in Thunder of Freedom: Black Leadership and the Transformation of 1960s Mississippi

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813140933
eISBN:
9780813141374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813140933.003.0013
Subject:
History, African-American History

Sue and Henry pushed for the black leadership to take over election strategy. A policy was established for candidates to declare their willingness to run rather than waiting to be recruited. Weeks of ... More


Growing Up Church

Darius J. Young

in Robert R. Church Jr. and the African American Political Struggle

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813056272
eISBN:
9780813058061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056272.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on Church’s early years by providing an overview of Robert Church Sr. and Anna Church. In particular, it discusses the strategies the black elite used to nurture a new class of ... More


Introduction

Herbert Robinson Marbury

in Pillars of Cloud and Fire: The Politics of Exodus in African American Biblical Interpretation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479835966
eISBN:
9781479875030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479835966.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This introductory chapter presents the organization of the book. The book develops a typology for the biblical interpretive activity in black religious leadership as it has informed social ... More


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