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 important 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 barriers on their energy. White racial radicals had been suspicious that the northern businesses sought to undermine the southern gadget of race members of the family, "coaching negroes within the useless hope of social equality with whites." This grievance compelled the philanthropists and their brokers to transport cautiously, searching for white southern cooperation each 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 through the South’s white majority.
Blacks challenged the principles, expressing their very own tutorial agendas in numerous techniques, together with calls for for black lecturers, resistance to any unique racial curricula, and, in some circumstances, improve for impartial black faculties. The thousands and thousands of greenbacks in self-help philanthropy contributed through African Americans additionally indicated their refusal to present entire keep an eye on in their faculties to both the white South or far away 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 ability, and protracted seek for the reality as Eric Anderson and Alfred Moss. . . [they] have made an impressive contribution to the historical past of training for each races within the segregated South of 1900 to 1930."