We Have No Leaders: African Americans in the Post-Civil Rights Era

By Robert C. Smith; Ronald W. Walters | Go to book overview
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Abernathy, Ralph, 35, 89, 148, 190, 232, 250, 300n. 52
accommodationism: 99, 100; of Booker Washington, 10
accountability, of elected officials, 110
"action alert communications

network," of Congressional Black Caucus, 114

Addonizio, Hugh, 296n. 17
affirmative action, 327n. 3, 331n. 42; debates in Congress, 172-182; econometrics literature on, 341n. 61; government programs, real effects of, 184, 185, 341nn. 58, 59, 61; McCree on, 151-152; as national policy, 151; in Nixon administration, 143-147; in Reagan administration, 156-159; as routine business practice, 178; in Supreme Court, 170-172; views of Congress on, 328n. 15; white sentiments on, 184. See also quotas
AFL-CIO, 144, 244, 328n. 11, 344nn. 17. 19; and FEAC, 195
Africa, 79, 101, 117
African American Summit '89, 82
African Liberation Support Committee, 33
African Party, 73
African policy making, in Carter administration, 148, 149, 329nn. 18, 23
"African-American Agenda" (from African American Summit '89), 82
"African-American Nationalism: Toward a Unifying Ideology," Walters essay in Black World, 58-59
Afro-American freedom struggle. See black freedom struggle
Afro-American general council, need for, 81
Afro-American political strategy in post-civil rights era, 20-26. See also black freedom struggle
Afro-American society, future of, 278-281
The Agenda ( Woodward), 362n.38
Agnew, Spiro, 141-142
Aid to Families with Dependent Children, in Caucus budgets, 213
AIDS, 99
Alabama, primary, 242
Albany, Georgia, demonstrations in ( 1962), 15
Alexander, Clifford, 143, 327n. 3
Ali, Muhammad, 31
Allen, James, 141
Allen, Robert, 61, 177
Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, 195
American economy: changes in, 278, 365n.4
American Enterprise Institute, 121
American foundations, 116
American Institute of Philanthropy, 312-313n. 22
American Jewish Committee, 196
American Muslim Mission, 101, 316n. 48
American politics: cultural and systemic resistance to change of, 277, 365n.1; fragmentation of, 277; and labor movement, 244; nature of, 77, 121-123; and question of realignment, 273-274; and race, 259-263; and racism, 125

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