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Title African Americans in U.S. foreign policy : from the era of Frederick Douglass to the age of Obama / edited by Linda Heywood, Allison Blakely, Charles Stith, and Joshua C. Yesnowitz.

Published Urbana ; Chicago : University of Illinois Press, [2015]
©2015.

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 UniM Bail  323.1196073 AFRI    AVAILABLE
Physical description xxi, 241 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Notes This volume originated in the conference "African Americans and U.S. Foreign Policy" held at Boston University on October 26-28, 2010.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part I Early African American Diplomatic Appointments: Contributions and Constraints -- 1 Blacks in the U.S. Diplomatic and Consular Services, 1869-1924 / Allison Blakeiy Blakeiy, Allison 13 -- 2 A New Negro Foreign Policy: The Critical Vision of Alain Locke and Ralph Bunche / Jeffrey C. Stewart Stewart, Jeffrey C. 30 -- 3 Carl Rowan and the Dilemma of Civil Rights, Propaganda, and the Cold War / Michael L. Krenn Krenn, Michael L. 58 -- Part II African American Participation in Foreign Affairs through Civil Society: Religious, Military, and Cultural Institutions in Foreign Policy -- 4 Reconstruction's Revival: The Foreign Mission Board of the National Baptist Convention and the Roots of Black Populist Diplomacy / Brandi Hughes Hughes, Brandi 83 -- 5 White Shame/Black Agency: Race as a Weapon in Post-World War I Diplomacy / Vera Ingrid Grant Grant, Vera Ingrid 109 -- 6 Goodwill Ambassadors: African American Athletes and U.S. Cultural Diplomacy, 1947-1968 / Damion Thomas Thomas, Damion 129 -- 7 Paradox of Jazz Diplomacy: Race and Culture in the Cold War / Lisa Davenport Davenport, Lisa 140 -- Part III Advent of the Age of Obama: African Americans and the Making of American Foreign Policy -- 8 African American Representatives in the United Nations: From Ralph Bunche to Susan Rice / Lorenzo Morris Morris, Lorenzo 177 -- 9 Obama, African Americans, and Africans: The Double Vision / Ibrahim Sundiata Sundiata, Ibrahim 200.
Summary "Bookended by remarks from African American diplomats Walter C. Carrington and Charles Stith, the essays in this volume use close readings of speeches, letters, historical archives, diaries, and memoirs of policymakers and newly available FBI files to confront much-neglected questions related to race and foreign relations in the United States. Why, for instance, did African Americans profess loyalty and support for the diplomatic initiatives of a nation that undermined their social, political, and economic well-being through racist policies and cultural practices? Other contributions explore African Americans' history in the diplomatic and consular services and the influential roles of cultural ambassadors like Joe Louis and Louis Armstrong. The volume concludes with an analysis of the effects on race and foreign policy in the administration of Barack Obama. Groundbreaking and critical, African Americans in U.S. Foreign Policy expands on the scope and themes of recent collections to offer the most up-to-date scholarship to students in a range of disciplines, including U.S. and African American history, Africana studies, political science, and American studies"-- Provided by publisher.
Other author Heywood, Linda M. (Linda Marinda), 1945- editor.
Blakely, Allison, 1940- editor.
Stith, Charles R., editor.
Yesnowitz, Joshua C., editor.
Subject African Americans -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Racism -- Political aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 20th century -- Citizen participation.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 20th century -- Social aspects.
United States -- Race relations -- Political aspects.
Variant Title African Americans in United States foreign policy.
ISBN 9780252038877
0252038878
9780252080418
0252080416
9780252096839