Eugene Kinckle Jones

Eugene Kinckle Jones

The National Urban League and Black Social Work, 1910-40

eBook - 2011
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A leading African American intellectual, Eugene Kinckle Jones (1885?1954) was instrumental in professionalizing black social work in America. Jones used his position was executive secretary of the National Urban League to work with social reformers advocating on behalf of African Americans and against racial discrimination. He also led the Urban League's efforts at campaigning for equal hiring practices and the inclusion of black workers in labor unions, and promoted the importance of vocational training and social work.

Drawing on interviews with Jones's colleagues and associates, as well as recently opened family and Urban League archives, Felix L. Armfield blends biography with an in-depth discussion of the roles of black institutions and organizations. The result is a work that offers new details on the growth of African American communities, the evolution of African American life, and the role of black social workers in the years before the civil rights era.


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Drawing on extensive interviews and newly available primary source documents, this biography of Eugene Kinkle Jones examines the wide ranging career of this social reformer of the early twentieth century, and explores his work with the Urban League, campaigning for the rights of African-Americans in the economic expansion of the era. The work discusses the development of professional social work in the African American community in the work of the League, and advances in workplace and labor rights in northern cities full of recent emigrants from the rural South. Armfield is a professor of history at Buffalo State College. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2011
ISBN: 9780252093623
0252093623
9780252036583
0252036581
9781283989275
1283989271
9780252079993
025207999X
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xi, 116 pages) : illustrations, map
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