Cover image for Black power in the suburbs : the myth or reality of African-American suburban political incorporation
Title:
Black power in the suburbs : the myth or reality of African-American suburban political incorporation
Author:
Johnson, Valerie C.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Albany : State University of New York Press, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
xi, 227 pages : maps ; 23 cm.
Summary:
"The country's largest concentration of African American suburban affluence represents a unique laboratory to study the internal factors associated with African American political ascendancy and the convergence of race and class. Black Power in the Suburbs chronicles Prince George's County, Maryland, and the twenty-three year quest by African Americans to influence educational policy and become equal partners in the county's governing coalition. Johnson challenges conventional notions of a monolithic community by addressing the manner in which class cleavages among African Americans affect their representation and policy interests in suburbia.

She also documents white resistance to power sharing and the impact of school desegregation on white population trends."--Jacket.
Language:
English
Contents:
1. African-American Suburban Political Incorporation -- 2. Prince George's County: Politics and the African-American Migration -- 3. Social and Economic Characteristics of Prince George's County, Maryland -- 4. The Quest for African-American Political Representation in Prince George's County, Maryland -- 5. African-American Prince Georgians: Mobilization for Key Appointments -- 6. African-American Prince Georgians: Policy Influence in the Education Arena -- 7. The Myth or Reality of African-American Suburban Political Incorporation -- 8. Epilogue: A Tale of Two Counties -- Past and Present, Affluent and Poor -- App. A. Questionnaire for African-American Community Leaders -- App. B. Questionnaire for African-American Elected Officials.
ISBN:
9780791455289

9780791455272
Format :
Book