ERIC Number: EJ525489
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: 0
African Americans Moving into the 21st Century: Accepting the Responsibility for Our Own Destiny.
Thornton, Shirley A.
Journal of Negro Education, v64 n2 p104-10 Spr 1995
Addresses the rift between black middle and upper classes and those in the so-called underclass, and suggests means for bridging this gap. The author argues that for conditions within the black community to improve, blacks must first take individual and collective responsibility for their destinies. Also explaines which positive, community-enhancing actions should be taken. (GR)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Keynote address presented at the 1994 Charles H. Thompson Lecture-Colloquium at Howard University (Washington, DC, November 2, 1994).