Written by two of the nation's preeminent scholars on the topic, this book provides a paramic overview of black leadership in the United States.
Ronald W. Walters is Professor of Afro-American Studies and Government and Politics, and Senior Fellow at the Academy of Leadership, University of Maryland, College Park. He is the author of South Africa and the Bomb, Pan Africanism in the African Diaspora, and also published by SUNY Press, Black Presidential Politics in America: A Strategic Approach. He is coeditor of Reflections on Black Leadership and Jesse Jackson's 1984 Presidential Campaign: Challenge and Change in American Politics. Robert C. Smith is Professor of Political Science at San Francisco State University. He is the author of Racism in the Post-Civil Rights Era: Now You See it, Now You Don't, and We Have No Leaders: African Americans in the Post-Civil Rights Era, and coauthor (with Richard Seltzer) of Race, Class, and Culture: A Study in Afro-American Mass Opinion , all published by SUNY Press.