Deferred Dreams: How Non-Profit Governance Structures Impact Minority Political Participation

Sherrilynn Jill Bevel
ABSTRACT This dissertation considers external control of non-profit institutions located within African American communities and examines the effect of this control on these institutions as potential sites of representative democracy, leadership development and political agenda setting. The 1964 Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 addressed discrimination in public accommodation and brought much needed reform to the electoral process. Through interviews with key stakeholders within non-profit organizations and other methods of data...
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