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Edwin Rogers Embree : the Julius Rosenwald Fund, foundation philanthropy and American race relations /
Alfred Perkins.
imprint
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2011.
description
xiii, 363 p.
ISBN
0253356040 (cloth : alk. paper), 9780253356048 (cloth : alk. paper)
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imprint
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2011.
isbn
0253356040 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780253356048 (cloth : alk. paper)
contents note
Frontier outposts, singular village, prestigious university -- Learning philanthropy : from apprentice to master craftsman -- Someone to keep Julius Rosenwald straight -- Southern initiatives, asset collapse, transformation -- Character to cope with disagreement -- Toward "full democracy" -- On the national stage -- Celebrations, proclamations, tributes.
catalogue key
7605186
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
David C. Hammack, author of Making the Nonprofit Sector in the United States.
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A clear, engaging, thoughtful account of the life of one of the most influential leaders of American foundations.
"A clear, engaging, thoughtful account of the life of one of the most influential leaders of American foundations." -- David C. Hammack, author of Making the Nonprofit Sector in the United States
"A clear, engaging, thoughtful account of the life of one of the most influential leaders of American foundations." -David C. Hammack, author of Making the Nonprofit Sector in the United States
Extensively annotated and indexed, this book is recommended for those interested in Embree and the history of philanthropy in the United States.
"Extensively annotated and indexed, this book is recommended for those interested in Embree and the history of philanthropy in the United States." -- Nonprofit Literature Blog
"Extensively annotated and indexed, this book is recommended for those interested in Embree and the history of philanthropy in the United States." -Nonprofit Literature Blog
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Summaries
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One of the most influential philanthropists of the early 20th century Edwin Rogers Embree was the scion of generations of abolitionists and integrationists. He ably served the Rockefeller Foundation and when Julius Rosenwald created a foundation for his philanthropic activity, he called on Embree to be its head. The Rosenwald Fund is best known for constructing more than 5,300 schools for rural black communities in the South. In the 1940s Embree became more personally engaged with race relations in the U.S. He chaired Chicago's Commission on Race Relations, helped create Roosevelt College, and was co-founder of the American Council on Race Relations. Late in life, Embree was president of the Liberian Foundation, devoted to improving health and education in Africa's oldest republic.
Main Description
One of the most influential philanthropists of the early 20th century, Edwin Rogers Embree was the scion of generations of abolitionists and integrationists. He ably served the Rockefeller Foundation and when Julius Rosenwald created a foundation for his philanthropic activity, he called on Embree to be its head. The Rosenwald Fund is best known for constructing more than 5,300 schools for rural black communities in the South. In the 1940s, Embree became more personally engaged with race relations in the U.S. He chaired Chicago's Commission on Race Relations, helped create Roosevelt College, and was co-founder of the American Council on Race Relations. Late in life, Embree was president of the Liberian Foundation, devoted to improving health and education in Africa's oldest republic.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. ix
Frontier Outposts, Singular Village, Prestigious Universityp. 1
Learning Philanthropy: From Apprentice to Master Craftsmanp. 29
Someone to Keep Julius Rosenwald Straightp. 63
Southern Initiatives, Asset Collapse, Transformationp. 95
Character to Cope with Disagreementp. 133
Toward ôFull Democracyöp. 182
On the National Stagep. 213
Celebrations, Proclamations, Tributesp. 249
Notesp. 281
Bibliographyp. 335
Indexp. 345
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