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Uplifting a People: Essays African American
Authors: Marybeth Gasman and Katherine V. Sedgwick
ISBN Number: 9780820474748
Publish Date: April 26, 2005
Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing
Philanthropy is typically considered to be within the province of billionaires. This book broadens that perspective by highlighting modest acts of giving by African Americans on behalf of their own people. Examining the important tradition of Black philanthropy, this groundbreaking work documents its history: its beginning as a response to discrimination through self-help among freed slaves, and its expansion to include the support of education, religion, the arts, and legal efforts on behalf of civil rights.
Using diverse approaches, the authors illuminate a new world of philanthropy-one that will be of interest to scholars and students alike. Chapters review the contributions of such major figures as Booker T. Washington and Thurgood Marshall, and discuss the often-surprising practices and methods of contemporary African American donors.
About the Authors
Marybeth Gasman is Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. She received her Ph.D. from Indiana University in higher education. In addition to numerous articles in scholarly journals, she is author of Charles S. Johnson: Leadership behind the Veil in the Age of Jim Crow (with Patrick J. Gilpin) and Fund Raising from Black College Alumni: Successful Strategies for Supporting Alma Mater (with Sibby Anderson-Thompkins).
Katherine V. Sedgwick is a Ph.D. student at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research interests include the history of higher education, particularly pluralism, educational mission, and small, liberal arts colleges.