Book Discussion on Confronting the Veil

Mr. Holloway discussed his book Confronting the Veil, published by the University of North Carolina Press. The book explores the… read more

Mr. Holloway discussed his book Confronting the Veil, published by the University of North Carolina Press. The book explores the early lives and careers of economist Abram Harris Jr., sociologist E. Franklin Frazier, and political scientist Ralph Bunche. The three scholars taught at Howard University during the era of the New Deal. Influenced by the Great Depression, Harris, Frazier and Bunche advocated a labor movement that would eliminate racial divisiveness by becoming class based. They also criticized the NAACP for its cautious civil rights agenda. According to Professor Holloway, the cultural climate of the time prevented both their advocates and their detractors from seeing them as anything but “black intellectuals” speaking on “black issues.” Following his presentation, he responded to audience questions. close

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Book Discussion on Confronting the Veil

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Nov 2, 2002
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Nov 10, 2002

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  • Nov 02, 2002 | 11:59am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 03, 2002 | 2:59pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 10, 2002 | 6:00am EST | C-SPAN 2
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