TITLE

Forrester Blanchard Washington and His Advocacy for African Americans in the New Deal

AUTHOR(S)
Barrow, Frederica H.
PUB. DATE
July 2007
SOURCE
Social Work;Jul2007, Vol. 52 Issue 3, p201
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Forrester Blanchard Washington (1887-1963) was an African American social work pioneer recruited to the first New Deal administration of Franklin Delano Roosevelt as director of Negro Work in the Federal Emergency Relief Administration. This role gave Washington a platform from which to object strenuously to the development of social policies that were predisposing African Americans to chronic dependence on welfare programs instead of creating equal opportunities for employment. Washington's policy analysis and recommendations represent social work's advocacy for equal employment opportunity long before the related civil rights legislation in the 1960s. An analysis is offered to explain Washington's decision to abort his federal career when the political agenda of the Roosevelt administration began to conflict with his values and professional goals. His actions are exemplary of resignation in protest--an aspect of advocacy more often discussed than used. This article is based on Washington's writings and materials found in the National Archives and Records Administration at College Park, Maryland.
ACCESSION #
26769111

 

Related Articles

  • Black leaders irate over supreme court ruling. Browne, J. Zamgba // New York Amsterdam News;6/24/95, Vol. 86 Issue 25, p4 

    Reports on black leaders' outrage over the US Supreme Court ruling that virtually torpedoed federal affirmative action programs in the United States. Effect of the ruling on women and minority-owned businesses; US president Bill Clinton's comments that despite progress, discrimination and...

  • Louisiana blacks protest Governor Foster's stand against affirmative action.  // Jet;3/11/96, Vol. 89 Issue 17, p4 

    Reports on the public protest staged by Louisiana blacks against state Governor Mike Foster's stand against affirmative action. Foster's reaction to the meeting; Representative Cleo Fields' comments on Foster's stand; Foster's order to end affirmative action and set aside programs for minorities...

  • BLACK CONSERVATISM AND THE SOCIAL PROBLEMS IN BLACK AMERICA: Ideological Cul-De-Sacs. Asumah, Seth N.; Perkins, Valencia C. // Journal of Black Studies;Sep2000, Vol. 31 Issue 1, p51 

    Examines the proposals of Black conservatives for socio-political solutions to the problems of the African-American community. Philosophies and functions of Black conservatism; Self-help and the affirmative action policy in 1964; Education in the African-American communities; Views on the...

  • Reviving the struggle.  // Essence (Essence);Sep98, Vol. 29 Issue 5, p16 

    Reports on National Association for the Advancement of Colored People president and chief executive Kweisi Mfume and chairman Julian Bond's launch of an aggressive agenda to challenge the eradication of affirmative action admission policies.

  • Promise Unrealized. Twohey, Megan // National Journal;12/16/2000, Vol. 32 Issue 51, p3884 

    Provides information on the opinion of the African-American community on the governmental policies of former United States President Bill Clinton. Support for affirmative action programs; Complaints on his conservative stance on criminal justice issues and welfare reform; His popularity in...

  • AFFIRMATIVE ACTION: A SOLUTION. Rosen, Jeffrey // New Republic;5/8/95, Vol. 212 Issue 19, p20 

    Explores several options that U.S. President Bill Clinton can consider in reviewing the federal government's affirmative action programs. Defects in the suggestions from conservatives and liberals on how to reform the affirmative action programs; Challenges facing President Clinton in drafting...

  • Election Time and Affirmative Action. Codes, Samantha // 21st Century;Oct96, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p12 

    The author ponders the issue of election and affirmative action. In line with the 1996 election, Republicans in the U.S. have called for an end to affirmative action which targets minorities, women and immigrants. She mentioned how U.S. President Bill Clinton signed a welfare bill that will...

  • TICKER TAPE.  // Jet;8/8/2005, Vol. 108 Issue 6, p14 

    Highlights several African Americans in U.S. politics as of August 8, 2005. Profile of Arthur Fletcher, former U.S. Assistant Labor Secretary, who formed affirmative action policies before his death; Role of Claude A. Allen as a staff member of the White House; Report that New York State Senator...

  • Black Republicans.  // Black Enterprise;Aug84, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p70 

    The Black vote. Many Republicans have shrugged off the Black vote, conceding that it will be the Democrat's prize. Yet, for certain Republicans, the Black vote represents the wild card in a high-stakes game. The Council of 100 Black Republicans will be working hard to get the Black vote for...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics