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In search of the talented tenth: Howard University public intellectuals and the dilemmas of race, 1926-1970

Publication Type:

Book

Source:

University of Missouri Press, Columbia Mo., p.250 (2009)

Call Number:

Cubb LC2851 .H82 W55 2009

URL:

http://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/8513120

Keywords:

African American intellectuals--History--20th century, African American scholars--History--20th century, Howard University--Faculty--History--20th century, Howard University--History--20th century

Abstract:

Contents: Prelude to community : foundations of the Howard University intellectual community, 1890-1926 -- Messiah and leader : Mordecai Johnson and the making of the Howard University intellectual community, 1926-1960 -- Howard University intellectuals and the development of community in academia -- Public intellectuals and the black public sphere at Howard -- Bridging theory and practice : Africana policy studies and black studies institutes.

Notes:

"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’s rights. Zachery Williams explores W. E. B. Du Bois’s 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."