Our kind of people : inside America's Black upper class / Lawrence Otis Graham.
By: Graham, Lawrence.Material type: TextPublisher: New York : HarperCollins, c1999Edition: 1st ed.Description: xii, 418 p.,  p. of plates : ill. (some col. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0060183527; 9780060183523.Subject(s): African Americans -- Social conditions -- 1975- | African Americans -- Social life and customs | Upper class -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Elite (Social sciences) -- United States -- History -- 20th century | United States -- Social conditions -- 1980- | United States -- Race relationsDDC classification: 305.896/073 LOC classification: E185.86 | .G644 1999
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"The first book written about the insular world of the black upper class by a member of this hard-to-penetrate group. A conservative network of families dating back to the first black millionaires of the 1880s, the black elite has developed its own rules for membership and for maintaining a place in a world that is unaware of its vast contributions."
The origins of the black upper class -- Jack and Jill: where elite black kids are separated from the rest -- The black child experience: the right cotillions, camps, and private schools -- Howard, Spelman, and Morehouse: three colleges that count -- The right fraternities and sororities -- The links and the girl friends: for black women who govern society -- The Boulé, the Guardsmen, and other groups for elite black men -- Vacation spots for the black elite
Black elite in Chicago -- Black elite in Washington, D.C. -- Black elite in New York City -- Black elite in Memphis -- Black elite in Detroit -- Black elite in Atlanta -- Other cities for the black elite: Nashville, New Orleans, Tuskegee, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia -- Passing for white: when the "brown paper bag test" isn't enough.