The emergence process of black elected leadership in North Carolina

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Sampson Buie (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Roland H. Nelson

Abstract: The purpose of this investigation was to fulfill the need for an empirical and systematic explanation of the emergence process, previous leadership experiences and personal qualities of black elected leaders in North Carolina. First, the study identified those personal qualities or unique characteristics associated with black leadership. Secondly, it traced previous leadership experiences of black leaders to determine the relationship between these experiences and election to public office. The study suggested and applied a methodological model for describing and analyzing the emergence process of black elected leadership. The subjects were 221 black men and women serving in elected positions in the state of North Carolina in 1977. The data were secured from personal interviews and a specially designed information request mailed to the subjects. The analysis was guided by a methodological model which described the impact of family, school, church, and community on the emergence of black elected leaders.

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Language: English
Date: 1983
African American leadership $z North Carolina
African Americans $x Political activity

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