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The Black Power Movement and American Social Work

The Black Power Movement and American Social Work 569696 SREXXX10.1177/2332649215569696Sociology of Race and EthnicityBook Review book-review2015 Book Review Sociology of Race and Ethnicity 2015, Vol. 1(2) 342 –343 © American Sociological Association 2015 The Black Power Movement sre.sagepub.com and American Social Work Joyce M. Bell The Black Power Movement and American Social Work. New York: Columbia University Press, 2014. 235 pp. $50.00. ISBN 97802311626090 Reviewed by: Elizabeth Higginbotham, University of Delaware DOI: 10.1177/2332649215569696 Recent historical and social science scholarship has of Settlements (NFS) and the National Association reframed the Black Power movement that devel- of Social Workers (NASW). She employs social oped in the wake of the passage of Civil Rights leg- movement and organizational theory to follow how islation. Originally represented as the “bad boys” social workers identified what institutionalized rac- in an otherwise clean Civil Rights movement, the ism looked like in their fields and the remedies nec- Black Power movement has emerged as more com- essary for change. Social work always had a dual plex than the mainstream press could grasp. legacy: practitioners have advocated for social Moreover, these investigations also demonstrate reform and at other times acted as agents of social what their critique meant to a generation of African control for low-income http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sociology of Race and Ethnicity SAGE

The Black Power Movement and American Social Work

Sociology of Race and Ethnicity , Volume 1 (2): 2 – Apr 1, 2015

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569696 SREXXX10.1177/2332649215569696Sociology of Race and EthnicityBook Review book-review2015 Book Review Sociology of Race and Ethnicity 2015, Vol. 1(2) 342 –343 © American Sociological Association 2015 The Black Power Movement sre.sagepub.com and American Social Work Joyce M. Bell The Black Power Movement and American Social Work. New York: Columbia University Press, 2014. 235 pp. $50.00. ISBN 97802311626090 Reviewed by: Elizabeth Higginbotham, University of Delaware DOI: 10.1177/2332649215569696 Recent historical and social science scholarship has of Settlements (NFS) and the National Association reframed the Black Power movement that devel- of Social Workers (NASW). She employs social oped in the wake of the passage of Civil Rights leg- movement and organizational theory to follow how islation. Originally represented as the “bad boys” social workers identified what institutionalized rac- in an otherwise clean Civil Rights movement, the ism looked like in their fields and the remedies nec- Black Power movement has emerged as more com- essary for change. Social work always had a dual plex than the mainstream press could grasp. legacy: practitioners have advocated for social Moreover, these investigations also demonstrate reform and at other times acted as agents of social what their critique meant to a generation of African control for low-income

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Published: Apr 1, 2015

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