Crisis in the Village: Restoring Hope in African American Communities

by Robert M. Franklin (Author)
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$16.00

Availability: In stock.

Release Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Format: Paperback, 280 pages  5.5 x 8.5 inches
Publisher: Fortress Press
ISBN: 9780800638870
Item No: ED002716


Description Endorsements

Robert M. Franklin provides first-person advice and insight as he identifies the crises resident within three anchor institutions that have played key roles in the black struggle for freedom. Black families face a "crisis of commitment" evident in the rising rates of father absence, births to unmarried parents, divorce, and domestic abuse or relationship violence.

Black churches face a "mission crisis" as they struggle to serve their upwardly mobile and/or established middle class "paying customers" alongside the poorest of the poor.

Historically black colleges and universities face a crisis of "relevance and purpose" as they now compete for the best students and faculty with the broad marketplace of colleges. With clarity and passion, Franklin calls for practical and comprehensive action for change from within the African American community and from all Americans.

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