Leading the race : the transformation of the Black elite in the nation's capital, 1880-1920 / Jacqueline M. Moore.Material type: TextPublisher: Charlottesville : University Press of Virginia, 1999Description: xiii, 257 p. : ill. ; 25 cmISBN: 0813919037 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780813919034 (cloth : alk. paper)Subject(s): African Americans -- Washington (D.C.) -- Social conditions -- 19th century | African Americans -- Washington (D.C.) -- Social conditions -- 20th century | Elite (Social sciences) -- Washington (D.C.) -- History -- 19th century | Elite (Social sciences) -- Washington (D.C.) -- History -- 20th century | Washington (D.C.) -- Social conditions -- 19th century | Washington (D.C.) -- Social conditions -- 20th century | Washington (D.C.) -- Race relationsDDC classification: 305.8960753 LOC classification: E185.93.D6 | M66 1999Other classification: 15.85
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 241-248) and index.
The Washington Black elite: an 1880s overview -- The family -- Culture and leisure -- The church -- Primary and secondary education -- Howard University and higher education -- Occupation and enterprise -- Charitable, professional, and fraternal organizations -- Race and racial uplift.
"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."--BOOK JACKET.