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A clashing of the soul : John Hope and the dilemma of African American leadership and Black higher education in the early twentieth century

Author: Leroy Davis
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this definitive biography, historian Leroy Davis examines the conflict inherent in John Hope's attempt to balance his joint roles as college president and national leader."--BOOK JACKET. "The story of Hope's life illuminates many complexities that vexed African American leaders in a free but segregated society and created what Mordecai Johnson, Howard University's first African American president, called a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: John Hope; John Hope; John (Pädagoge) Hope; John Hope
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leroy Davis
ISBN: 0820319872 9780820319872
OCLC Number: 38132585
Awards: Lillian Smith Book Award, 1999
Description: xxviii, 440 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: "Oh Mary don't you weep" --
Identity --
Worcester and Brown --
The return south: Nashville --
The return south: Atlanta --
The making of a "militant" African American president in a southern city --
The Hope presidency: the crucial first year --
Continuity and change after a decade of service --
The war years: 1917-1919 --
The "new Negro" and John Hope in the 1920s --
"On top of the mountain."
Responsibility: Leroy Davis.

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Hope (1868-1936) was the first African-American president of Morehouse College and Atlanta University, and after the Civil War made a lifelong commitment to black rights. This study examines the  Read more...

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