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African American Leadership

An Empowerment Tradition in Social Welfare History

Iris B. Carlton-LaNey, PhD, is professor, School of Social Work, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research interests include aging in rural communities and African American social welfare history. Dr. Carlton-LaNey has co-edited two books, African American Community Practice Models: Historical and Contemporary Responses and Preserving and Strengthening Small Towns and Rural Communities. She has authored a monograph entitled Elderly Black Farm Women as Keepers of the Community and Culture and has served as guest editor for special issues of the Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare and the Journal of Community Practice. She has also served on the editorial boards of several journals and has published articles in Generations, Social Work, Social Service Review, Arete, the Journal of Community Practice, and the Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare.