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Voices of the talented tenth values of young black males in higher education by Odell Horne

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Published by University Press of America in Lanham, MD .
Written in English


  • African American college students -- Case studies,
  • African American men -- Case studies,
  • Success -- United States -- Case studies

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 63-64) and index.

StatementOdell Horne.
GenreCase studies.
LC ClassificationsLC2781.7 .H67 2007
The Physical Object
Pagination65 p. ;
Number of Pages65
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18290385M
ISBN 100761836373
LC Control Number2006933314

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W.E.B. Du Bois. Citation Information: W.E.B. Du Bois, “The Talented Tenth,” from The Negro Problem: A Series of Articles by Representative Negroes of To-day (New York, ). The Negro race, like all races, is going to be saved by its exceptional men. The problem of education, then, among Negroes must first of all deal with the Talented Tenth; it is the problem of developing the Best of. Talented Tenth, (), concept espoused by black educator and author W.E.B. Du Bois, emphasizing the necessity for higher education to develop the leadership capacity among the most able 10 percent of black Americans. Du Bois was one of a number of black intellectuals who feared that what they saw as the overemphasis on industrial training (as evidenced, for example, by the plan proposed by. Tales of the Talented Tenth: Bass Reeves is a young adult biography that's also a graphic novel based on Bass Reeves who was one of the first (if not the first) African American US Marshals and possibly even the inspiration of the well known character "Lone Ranger"/5. The "Talented Tenth" Theatre. likes. Our mission is to improve the skill of the individual artist to go out, share what they have learned and lead the artistic community.5/5.

“The Talented Tenth” is the second chapter of Du Bois book The Negro Problem. Du Bois like many of his African American contemporaries was concerned with full emancipation for African. In his essay The Talented Tenth, W.E.B. DuBois discussed his strategy for racial uplift and explained the importance of higher education in those struggles. Dr. Robert W. Williams collects and researches the material comprising the annotated Web links presented on , which is a portal site conveying online sources by and about the scholar and Civil Rights activist, W. E. The talented tenth man, Morehouse concludes, "is an uncrowned king in his sphere." A Battle Rooted in "Compromise" What a powerful, if quite idealistic, brief for a black liberal arts education Author: Henry Louis Gates Jr.   President Obama's commencement address at Morehouse College, the nation's only all-male historically black college, was a call to action to for its graduates to be local, national and international leaders. It was mostly well-received, but his reference to the "Talented Tenth" -- the antique notion that the black race will be led by its college-educated men of superior intellect and natural Author: Theodore Johnson.