In this concise, compelling volume, Rooks . . . recreates the social and political contexts of the discipline's history, paying particular attention to its past reliance on white philanthropy and involvement. . . A must for anyone working in the field.-Publishers Weekly
"Rooks is a serious scholar and insider of African American studies, and this book is full of deep insight and sharp analysis."--Cornel West
"A provocative and original history of the relationship between philanthropy, politics and the emergence of Black Studies. White Money/Black Power
will become central to discussions and debates about the origins and future of this dynamic and transformative intellectual project."--Farah Jasmine Griffin, author of If You Can't Be Free, Be a Mystery: In Search of Billie Holiday
About the Author
Noliwe M. Rooks is associate director of African American studies at Princeton University. The author of Hair Raising: Beauty, Culture, and African American Women
and Ladies' Pages: African American Women's Magazines and the Culture That Made Them,
she lives in Princeton, New Jersey.