Dangerous Donations: Northern Philanthropy and Southern Black Education, 1902-1930


Dangerous Donations explores the important limitations on the power of these foundations and their agents. The northern philanthropies had to move cautiously and conservatively, seeking the cooperation of southern whites whenever possible. They believed African Americans could not be excluded from education and must be prepared for productive participation in the South -- whatever its social system -- for the safety of the region and the nation as a whole.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Louis R. Harlan
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Columbia, MO
Publication year:
  • 1999