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TitleTranscending the Talented Tenth: Black Leaders and American IntellectualsAuthorJoy JamesPublishedRoutledge 1996
Status:Check Shelves Edition1ISBN0415917638Call NumberE 185.86 J36 1997Description
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In Transcending the Talented Tenth, Joy James provocatively examines African American intellectual responses to racism and the role of elitism, sexism and anti-radicalism in black leadership politics throughout history. She begins with Du Bois' construction of "the Talented Tenth" as an elite leadership of race managers and takes us through the lives and work of radical women in the anti-lynching crusades, the civil rights and black liberation movements, as well as explores the contemporary struggles among black elites in academe.