"In Search of the Talented Tenth tells how individuals like Rayford Logan, E. Franklin Frazier, John Hope Franklin, Merze Tate, Charles Wesley, and Dorothy Porter left an indelible imprint on academia and black communities alike through their impact on civil rights, anticolonialism, and women‚Äôs rights. Zachery Williams explores W. E. B. Du Bois‚Äôs Talented Tenth by describing the role of public intellectuals from the Harlem Renaissance to the Black Power movement, in times as trying as the Jim Crow and Cold War eras."
In search of the talented tenth: Howard University public intellectuals and the dilemmas of race, 1926-1970. Columbia Mo.: University of Missouri Press; 2009.