By Marybeth Gasman
Etched into America's realization is the United Negro collage Fund's word "A brain is a poor factor to waste." This ebook tells the multifaceted tale of the organization's efforts on behalf of black schools opposed to the backdrop of the chilly conflict and the civil rights movement.Founded throughout the post–World warfare II interval as a successor to white philanthropic efforts, the UNCF however retained vestiges of out of doors keep an eye on. In its early years, the association was once limited in its critique of segregation and reluctant to hotel a problem opposed to institutional and cultural racism. via cogent research of written and oral histories, archival files, and the group's outreach and advertisements campaigns, historian Marybeth Gasman examines the UNCF's fight to create an identification except white benefactors and to adapt right into a car for black empowerment.The first background of the UNCF, Envisioning Black schools attracts cognizance to the importance of black faculties in larger schooling and the function they performed in american citizens' fight for equality. (2008)
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Was the 1944 honorary national campaign advisory board chairman for the United Negro College Fund. He stepped up to this task armed with a long and complex history of working with blacks and their educational needs. His involvement had begun forty-three years earlier, when he attended Robert C. ”9 Shortly after participating in the tour, in 1902, with the assistance of Rockefeller Foundation members Frederick T. Gates and Wallace Buttrick,10 Rockefeller Jr. convinced his aging billionaire father to create the General Education Board.
According to Frederick D. Patterson, Hoving accepted the position with the UNCF not only because Rockefeller Jr. asked him personally but also because the idea for the Fund had come from black leaders. , Hoving, and other like-minded business people, the UNCF represented the right kind of black selfhelp. It was an example of black people acting on their own behalf without overturning the existing social order. ”32 Hoving’s views were, in fact, much more conservative than those of Rockefeller Jr.
However, because Patterson was simultaneously the president of Tuskegee Institute, William Trent Jr. 67 Trent was the son of William Trent, the president of Livingstone College. After graduating with business degrees from Livingstone as well as the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Trent Jr. was unable to secure a job with a large company owing to the racist conditions of the South. With his father’s help Trent Jr. secured a job at Livingstone, where he taught economics in 1932.
Envisioning Black Colleges: A History of the United Negro College Fund by Marybeth Gasman