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African American Leadership

An Empowerment Tradition in Social Welfare History

Introduction and Overview
Iris B. Carlton-LaNey

Chapter 1—Victoria Earle Matthews: Residence and Reform
Cheryl Waites

Chapter 2—African Americans and Social Work in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1900–1930
Tawana Ford Sabbath

Chapter 3—Birdye Henrietta Haynes: A Pioneer Settlement House Worker
Iris B. Carlton-LaNey

Chapter 4—Margaret Murray Washington: Organizer of Rural African American Women
Joyce G. Dickerson

Chapter 5—Marcus Garvey and Community Development via the UNIA
Aminifu Harvey and Iris B. Carlton-LaNey

Chapter 6—Ida B. Wells-Barnett: An Uncompromising Style
Tricia Bent-Goodley

Chapter 7—Lawrence A. Oxley: Defining State Public Welfare among African Americans
N. Yolanda Burwell

Chapter 8— George Edmund Haynes and Elizabeth Ross Haynes: Empowerment Practice among African American Social Welfare Pioneers
Iris B. Carlton-LaNey

Chapter 9—Janie Porter Barrett and the Virginia Industrial School for Colored Girls: Community Response to the Needs of African American Children
Wilma Peebles-Wilkins

Chapter 10—Eugene Kinckle Jones: A Statesman for the Times
Felix L. Armfield and Iris B. Carlton-LaNey

Chapter 11—Mary Church Terrell and Her Mission: Giving Decades of Quiet Service
Sharon Warren Cook

Chapter 12—Thyra J. Edwards: Internationalist Social Worker
Elmer P. Martin and Joanne M. Martin

Chapter 13—Sarah Collins Fernandis and Her Hidden Work
Huguette A. Curah

Chapter 14—E. Franklin Frazier and Social Work: Unity and Conflict
Susan Kerr Chandler

Chapter 15—Historic Development of African American Child Welfare Services
Vanessa G. Hodges

Chapter 16—Traditional Helping Roles of Older African American Woman: The Concept of Self-Help
Dorothy S. Ruiz