chapter  13
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African-American cultural studies: PostNegritue, nationalism and neo-conservation

African-American culture wanders among three major philosophical frames that accommodate, appropriate and resist the hegemony of racial dualism; accommodationist thought circumscribes the philosophical paradigm of black conservatism. In 1890s America, the politics of racial accommodation publicly accepted segregation in all its social, political and cultural forms. Between 1890 and 1915, Booker T.Washington was the most prominent black American leader because he was able to publicly promote racial segregation while he built the first black-controlled trade school and privately fostered anti-segregationist activities.