Transcending the Talented Tenth
Black Leaders and American Intellectuals
ISBN10: 0415917638 ISBN13: 9780415917636 Publisher: Routledge Published: Oct 1 1996 Weight: 0.90lbs. Height: 9.50" Width: 6.00" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
In Transcending the Talented Tenth, Joy James provocatively examines African American intellectual responses to racism and the role of elitism, sexism and anti-radicalism in black leadership politics throughout history. She begins with Du Bois' construction of "the Talented Tenth" as an elite leadership of race managers and takes us through the lives and work of radical women in the anti-lynching crusades, the civil rights and black liberation movements, as well as explores the contemporary struggles among black elites in academe.