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Eugene Kinckle Jones: The National Urban League and Black Social Work, 1910-1940

Felix L. Armfield


A leading African American intellectual of the early twentieth century, Eugene Kinckle Jones (1885–1954) was instrumental in professionalizing black social work in America. In his role as executive secretary of the National Urban League, Jones worked closely with social reformers who advocated on behalf of African Americans and against racial discrimination in the United States. Coinciding with the Great Migration of African Americans to northern urban centers, Jones' activities on behalf of the Urban League included campaigning for equal hiring practices, advocating for the inclusion of black ... More

Keywords: Eugene Kinckle Jones, black social workers, National Urban League, social reformers, African Americans, racial discrimination, black workers, African American community, Great Migration, black leader

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780252036583
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252036583.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Felix L. Armfield, author
Buffalo State University