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1. Menyweather-Woods, Larry. "The Blackamerican Church, National Urban League, and Black Economic Empowerment" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 95th Annual Convention, Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, North Carolina, Sep 29, 2010 Online <APPLICATION/PDF>. 2020-02-29 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p432987_index.html>
Publication Type: Individual Paper
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: Since the birth of the National Urban League and the movement of Blackamericans from the South to the North, Blackamericans have experienced a unique relationship which assisted in the establishment of successful Blackamerican communities in their new homes, the North. The changing South resulted in thousands of Blacks having to be re-trained from an agricultural enterprise to an urban environment. The customs and way of life now became a greater challenge for these sojourners in a strange land.
This paper will investigate how a new, multi-cultural organization of well qualified and trained Blackamericans trained, developed, and work in cooperation with the Blackamerican Churches assists their members to adapt successfully to a new life. The relationship between the Blackamerican Church and the newly organized group, The National Urban League, has been a unique, struggling since the Urban League’s birth. The question how in the 21st century is this once binding relationship where “to be equal” was more than and expression?
Has the philosophies clashed in the first part of the 2st century? How has the changing political, economic, social, and class environments resulted In what many would deem a dramatic departure from the initial beginnings to the present, where many Blackamericans who have been classified as being part of the problems which has resulted in a divisive, less unified Blackamerican community?


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