Get this from a library uplifting a people african american philanthropy and education marybeth gasman katherine v sedgwick 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 . 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 . Before reading the book uplifting a people african american philanthropy and education one may falsely assume that the focus will surround the reoccurring theme of success within the african american community resulting from the benevolent actions of white affl uent individuals and or organizations seeking to improve race relations. Table of contents for uplifting a people essays on african american philanthropy and education edited by marybeth gasman katherine sedgwick bibliographic record and links to related information available from the library of congress catalog. Uplifting a people is an important contribution to the ongoing study of african american philanthropy the book documents how both individual african americans and their institutions have given their time talent and money to create opportunities often where none existed
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