Black leaders who dedicated efforts to improving the quality of life for others

We want to share this CSWE video in which Dr. Carlton-LaNey, professor emeritus at UNC Chapel Hill School of Social Work and social welfare historian, and Dr. Tanya Smith Brice, CSWE Vice President of Education, discuss notable Black leaders that dedicated their efforts to improving the quality of life for others:

“[These Black leaders] organized individually but also through groups for planned change. They established agencies, they established orphanages, group homes, old folks’ homes, settlement houses, national organizations that survive today… Any mechanisms that they could get their hands on to address the needs of their community is what these leaders did.”

– Dr. Iris Carlton-LaNey

A Celebration of Black History Makers:

And for a celebratory finale, we thought we’d also share Google’s ad if you haven’t seen it already, The Most Searched: A Celebration of Black History Makers. We’ve paired an article alongside that offers a critical reflection, acknowledging both the ad’s inspiring nature without neglecting to address our nation’s oppressive and complicated history and the anti-racist work still left to be done.

The Most Searched: A Celebration of Black History Makers

CNN ARTICLE: Google’s Black History ad is impressive and complicated

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