Black Leadership by Manning Marable

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The history of the black struggle for civil rights and political and economic equality in America is tied to the strategies, agendas, and styles of black leaders. Marable examines different models of black leadership and the figures who embody them: integration (Booker T. Washington, Harold Washington), nationalist separatism (Louis Farrakhan), and democratic transformation (W.E.B. Du Bois).

 

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Edward D. berkowitz is professor of history and public policy and public administration at George Washington University. He is the author of eight books and the editor of three collections. During the seventies he served as a staff member of the President's Commission for a National Agenda, helping President Carter plan for a second term that never came to be.
 
Published March 15, 1998 by Columbia University Press. 288 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, History. Non-fiction

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He similarly admonishes those, from the black middle class or hip-hop "Malcolmologists," who seize on Malcolm X's resistance without recognizing—as Marable does in dissecting Alex Haley's unreliable Autobiography and criticizing the Shabazz family—Malcolm X's unquenched, pan-Africanist voice.

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Director of Columbia's University's Institute for Research in African-American Studies, Marable (Beyond Black and White) writes a regular political commentary (""Along the Color Line""), mainly for black newspapers, and this book weaves those columns from the last five years into essays that offe...

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Despite the title's promise, this collection of academic essays has a more limited goal, according to Columbia historian Marable (Race, Reform, and Rebellion): to ""profile the ideas and leadership"" of Booker T.

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Stefan Zweig's biographies compel us to appreciate how historical figures harnessed their energies to deal with the challenges before them.

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