Author(s): Eric Anderson
Eric Anderson and Alfred A. Moss, Jr., be offering a brand new exam of the affect of northern philanthropy on southern black training, giving particular consideration to the "Ogden motion," the General Education Board, the Rosenwald Fund, and the Episcopal American Church Institute for Negroes. Anderson and Moss provide vital reinterpretations of key figures in African American training, together with Booker T. Washington, William H. Baldwin, Jr., George Foster Peabody, and Thomas Jesse Jones.
Dangerous Donations explores each the nice affect of the philanthropic foundations and the necessary boundaries on their energy. White racial radicals have been suspicious that the northern businesses sought to undermine the southern device of race members of the family, "coaching negroes within the useless hope of social equality with whites." This complaint compelled the philanthropists and their brokers to transport cautiously, searching for white southern cooperation every time imaginable. Despite repeated compromises, northern philanthropists maintained a imaginative and prescient of race members of the family and black possible considerably other from that held by means of the South’s white majority.
Blacks challenged the principles, expressing their very own instructional agendas in numerous techniques, together with calls for for black lecturers, resistance to any unique racial curricula, and, in some instances, improve for impartial black faculties. The tens of millions of bucks in self-help philanthropy contributed by means of African Americans additionally indicated their refusal to provide whole keep an eye on in their faculties to both the white South or far-off philanthropists within the North.
No different students, in step with Louis R. Harlan, "have tested the arguable function of philanthropy with the similar coolness, analytical talent, and chronic seek for the reality as Eric Anderson and Alfred Moss. . . [they] have made an excellent contribution to the historical past of training for each races within the segregated South of 1900 to 1930."