Leading the Race: The Transformation of the Black Elite in the Nation's Capital, 1880 1920

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Historians of the African American experience after Reconstruction have tended to imply that the black elite served only their own interests, that their exclusive control of black institutions precluded efforts to improve the status of African Americans in general. In Leading the Race, Jacqueline M. Moore reevaluates the role of this black elite by examining how their self-interest interacted with the needs of the black community in Washington, D.C., the center of black society at the turn of the century. Immediately ...

Leading the Race: The Transformation of the Black Elite in the Nation's Capital, 1880 1920 1999, University of Virginia Press, Charlottesville

ISBN-13: 9780813919034

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